A storm in Tatar Strait on Thursday interrupted the operation of the sea ferryboat crossing between Sakhalin and the continent (between Kholmsk on Sakhalin and Vanino port on the continental coast of the Khabarovsk Territory).
As officials of the Sakhalin Sea Shipping Line said, all the four ferryboats are staying at Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan (Vanino's stand-by) ports waiting for weather to improve. The speed of the gushes of wind is 25 metres a second, and the waves in the Strait sometimes reaches the height of 4-5 metres.
On the island's western coast adjoining the Strait the gushes of wind reach 22 metres a second, and fails in electricity supply emerged in a number of populated areas of the Kholmsk district because of the tangle of the wires of power transmission lines.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war