Ukr ships were fired at and subsequently captured by Russia in the international waters of the Black Sea - Ukraine's Ministry on Affairs of Occupied Territories releases a graphical illustration pravda.com.ua/news/2018/11/2… |EMPR #Azov
Ukrainian sailors’ seizure
UPDATE 12:00 November 27
The first picture of Ukrainian "Berdyansk" small armored artillery boat damaged by Russian ships.
Expert estimates confirm the hit was by a 30 mm projectile from “Izumrud’s” AK-630 artillery system.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko has proposed to Rada that martial law be imposed for a period of 30 days, as opposed to the originally suggested 60 days, so as not to overlap with the election campaign start on December 31. He adds this is not a declaration of war or mobilization.
#RussiaAttacksUkraine and wages a new wave of military aggression agnst Ukraine in #KerchStrait & #AzovSea.
3 Ukrainian ships seized.
6 Ukrainian servicemen wounded.
EU should proceed with strong & harsh response.
Call on @FedericaMog to raise the issue again at FAC this Monday
Russia has now admitted it shot at & captured 3 Ukrainian naval ships, wounding 3 sailors. The takeaway from all this is that Russia, having built a bridge to Crimea, is now blocking access to the Sea of Azov, which it is supposed to share with Ukraine rt.com/news/444853-ru…
"Just now, the armed forces of the state-aggressor (Russia) carry out capture of boats of the Navy of #Ukraine," - statement of Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
#Russia's media reports that Russian combat aircraft are being deployed to the area of Kerch Strait, which connects the Sea of Azov & the Black Sea. The Kremlin blames the U.S. for creating a "provocation," which is in reality another step in Russia's escalation against #Ukraine.
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