5,000 people are employed in these ports, the admiral continues, and if there
is no ship traffic, they will rapidly lose their jobs. Russia is interested in
promoting that outcome because it hopes to be able to exploit any social and
economic unrest to spread Russian control along the western sides of the Sea of
how tense the situation is there, only 10 kilometers for the Donbass region now
controlled by pro-Moscow forces, it is entirely possible that someone came from
there in order to sow confusion and chaos in the Ukrainian port city, although
Russian sources like Spektr. Press
insist that no one has yet been able to identify the attackers.
But of course, if this was an FSB
operation, that is exactly how things would play out: agents would cross the
border, do their work, and then retreat back to where they had come from, with
Russia media providing cover by highlighting the failure of Ukrainian police to
bring the perpetrators to justice, something that would also contribute to what
Moscow appears to want.