Russian Foreign Ministry claims possible occupation of Russia's diplomatic bodies in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Ministry claims possible occupation of Russia's diplomatic bodies in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Ministry claims possible occupation of Russia's diplomatic bodies in Ukraine

His Western allies have so far not offered to give him any of these things soon, despite his warnings of a possible invasion by Russian Federation after Moscow seized three Ukrainian naval ships and their crews on Sunday.

In a separate development, the three commanders of the Ukrainian vessels captured in the Kerch Strait last weekend were being transferred to Moscow, a Russian official said.

Ukraine's navy here has been told to stay in port, at a heightened state of readiness, in a bid to not further aggravate the Russian military who appear to have free rein in the Sea of Azov, all the way down to the Kerch Strait. It does not know the number of the arrested Ukrainians, translated in the Russian capital.

The EU has propped up Ukraine's war-scarred economy since the Crimea annexation while prodding the pro-Western authorities to pass reforms and tackle corruption.

The Ukrainian intelligence agency says a Russian fighter jet and a helicopter fired rockets Sunday at three Ukrainian ships before they were captured near Russia-occupied Crimea. Kiev says six are hurt.

But Moscow accuses Kiev of illegally entering its waters off Crimea, which it claims since annexing the peninsula in 2014.

Kogershyn Sagiyeva, a member of the Moscow oversight council, told the television station Dozhd that 21 Ukrainian seamen are already at the Moscow Lefortovo jail while three others are in a hospital in another jail.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday that Russia's seizure of the Ukrainian ships violated a treaty between the two countries and showed that Moscow can not be trusted.

The Russian rouble, which is sensitive to events that might lead to new sanctions being imposed on Russia, fell on news of the canceled meeting.

On Nov. 26 USA ambassador Nikki Haley condemns Russia's "outlaw actions" at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.


The Ukrainian president is urging North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to deploy naval ships to the Sea of Azov amid a standoff with Russian Federation.

That evening, Russian media broadcast images of the detained Ukrainian sailors.

Zakharova concluded that martial law "endangers predominantly Russian-speaking regions, where most people never supported the current authorities, as opinion polls show".

The move comes after Kiev imposed martial law in border regions this week over the seizure. The president signs the act two days later.

On Monday, Poroshenko declared martial law in response to the latest naval incident, citing fears that Russian Federation was planning further military action.

In a phone conversation with Chancellor Angela Merkel, he asks the German leader to rein in Kiev.

"As far as Ukraine is concerned - not the state itself, but mostly Pyotr Poroshenko, who is now ruling the country - it is just horrifying to talk about tit-for-tat responses", Zakharova said. If doing that means seizing the tactical advantage elsewhere, such as escalating the military confrontation in Donbas, the speed with which Ukraine's leadership declared martial law and placed its military forces on alert this past weekend provides more than a hint. On Nov. 28, after three days of debate, the European Union fails to agree to threaten new sanctions on Russian Federation.

For Russia will not, whether out of security concerns or ambition, stop tightening the noose the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait represent for Ukraine.

A Crimea court earlier this week ruled to keep the Ukrainian seamen behind bars for two months pending the investigation.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that Trump will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during the upcoming G20 summit.

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