11:20 GMT26 October 2020
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    Russia has reopened the Kerch Strait near Crimea to shipping after three Ukrainian naval ships were seized nearby on 25 November for crossing the country's sea border and entering the temporarily closed area of Russian territorial waters.

    The Kerch.Info website has published a video of a Russian Sukhoi Su-25 Grach twin-engine jet aircraft patrolling the Kerch Strait amid a provocation by Ukrainian Navy ships.

    According to the website, the video was captured by witnesses near the Crimean Bridge.

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    Since the 25 November incident involving three Ukrainian vessels, Russian military aircraft have started patrolling the waters near the Kerch Strait. A few hours after the initial incident, two more Gyurza-M class artillery boats followed from the port of Berdyansk, Russian military boats, and a dry cargo ship blocked access to the strait.


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