Explainer: Ukraine-Russia dispute over territorial waters

Explainer: Ukraine-Russia dispute over territorial waters

Explainer: Ukraine-Russia dispute over territorial waters

Maybe I won't have the meeting.

Poroshenko said on November 26 that martial law was necessary to bolster Ukraine's defenses after Russian Federation seized the Ukrainian ships and took their crew prisoner.

The Ukrainian parliament on Monday voted in favour of Poroshenko's request for martial law, which gives authorities the power to mobilise citizens with military experience, regulate the media and restrict public rallies in affected areas.

"Don't believe Putin's lies", he told Bild, Germany's biggest-selling paper, comparing Russia's protestations of innocence in the affair to Moscow's 2014 denial that it had soldiers in Crimea even as they moved to annex it.

Mr Klimkin, however, dismissed the allegations as more Russian disinformation as the martial law act only lasts for 30 days and the election period of campaigning does not start until January, so there is no overlap.

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The White House on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) warned Xi against trying to wait out Trump in the ongoing talks, suggesting the Chinese economy was not as resilient to a trade war as would be the USA economy.

"And the second reason is to deprive us of global assistance". A criminal case was launched into the breach of the Russian state border.


On Monday, the president said the USA did not approve of escalating violence between Russian Federation and Ukraine, but didn't specifically call out Russia's behavior.

The weekend confrontation at sea between Russian Federation and Ukraine is now turning into a full on diplomatic war of words. It urged Russian Federation to release the Ukrainian seamen and vessels promptly.

Russian Federation asserts that the ships, which were travelling to the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol from Odessa by way of the Kerch Strait, failed to request authorization and engaged in unsafe maneuvers.

Ukraine claims that its ships were in worldwide waters.

Ukraine contends that its vessels followed worldwide maritime rules. In the video, the Russian sailors can be heard shouting "crush him" as the Russian vessel rams the Ukrainian tugboat. Moscow also captured 24 Ukrainian sailors. Three of the sailors were wounded but were not in serious condition.

"Military vessels intruded into Russian territorial waters and did not answer (the border guards)".

The Ukrainian ships were trying to pass through the Kerch Strait from the Black Sea into the Sea of Azov. "Border patrol officials of the Russian Federation warned us that we were in violation of Russian law".

Ukraine demanded that Russian Federation stop using "psychological and physical pressure" on the sailors, with Ukraine's top diplomat calling the men "prisoners of war", and telling The Associated Press that displaying them on TV was a crime.

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