Following the approval of Resolution C/ES.35 by the International Maritime Organization on 11 March condemning Russia’s aggression in the Black and Azov Seas, the aggressor state is conducting military demonstrations. In particular, on the evening of March 12, the Russia’s Black Sea Fleet was brought into full combat readiness.

At the same time, the aggressor began broadcasting maritime communication from Novorossiysk coastal warning AA89, which does not contain specific information for merchant shipping, but notes the alleged “genocide of civil citizens of Donbass, which has been carried out by Ukraine for eight years”, and points on Russia’s alleged “military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine” started on February 24.

At the same time, the aggressor’s maritime administration reports in AA89 warning on Ukraine’s alleged losses during the conflict and that unknown “Mr. Doscato takes his family abroad as he doesn’t believe in Your victory Ukrainian Armed Forces”. As a result, the aggressor State currently uses maritime security communications for own propaganda.

It is veru likely that after such warnings attacks by the Russian navy and aircraft on merchant shipping in the region will intensify, including attacks on vessels under the flag of third countries. It is noteworthy that Russia continues to claim in the relevant AA89 warning on “genocide”, the lie of which has already been considered by the UN International Court of Justice on Ukraine’s lawsuit, and that the aggressor State indicates in warning on a “military” but not a “special” operation against Ukraine.