• The detained Ukrainian ships are delivered to the port of Kerch
    Last update: 12:18 29.11.2018
    12:18 29.11.2018

    Kremlin Views Ukrainian President's Call to NATO as Provocation Ahead of Elections

    Ukraine has imposed martial law in 10 regions of Ukraine following an incident when three Ukrainian vessels were seized by Russia in the Black Sea after breaching the Russian maritime border.

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  • Ukraine's National Guard soldiers during combat training developed by NATO at a training ground in the Zolochevsky District, Lviv Region.
    Last update: 10:10 29.11.2018
    10:10 29.11.2018

    Introduction of Martial Law in Ukraine's Regions Enters Into Force

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The law on the imposition of martial law in 10 regions of Ukraine was published on 28 November in the governmental newspaper Uryadovy Kuryer, thus officially entering into force.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • Several Ukrainian warships crossing Russia’s territorial waters and attempting to pass through the Kerch Strait
    Last update: 09:00 29.11.2018
    09:00 29.11.2018

    Washington Might Stand Behind Kiev's Provocation in Kerch Strait - Analysts

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The standoff between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov provoked by the detention of three Ukrainian vessels for entering illegally the Russian territorial waters looks like a well-planned scenario, which might have been "encouraged" by the United States, experts told Sputnik.

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  • The president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the trilateral meeting between Turkey, Russia and Iran
    Last update: 08:02 29.11.2018
    08:02 29.11.2018

    Erdogan Discussed Possible Mediation of Kerch Strait Row Settlement With Putin

    ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he had discussed the possibility of Ankara becoming an intermediary in the settlement of the crisis that followed the incident in the Kerch Strait near Crimea with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • Several Ukrainian warships crossing Russia’s territorial waters and attempting to pass through the Kerch Strait.
    Last update: 00:13 29.11.2018
    00:13 29.11.2018

    Some West States Possibly Knew of Kerch Strait Provocation in Advance – Moscow

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Western partners could have had prior knowledge of Ukraine’s Kerch Strait provocation or even took part in its preparation, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.

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  • Relations between Russia and the EU have deteriorated with the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, as western governments imposed economic sanctions on Russia, accusing Moscow of aiding independence supporters in eastern regions of the country.
    Last update: 19:57 28.11.2018
    19:57 28.11.2018

    Independent EU Mediation Needed to Solve Incidents Like Kerch Strait Clash - MEP

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Situations like the incident with the detention of Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait could be solved with the help of independent European mediation, but the policies of EU member states lack common interests to act as one, Mario Borghezio, a member of the EP's Europe of Nations and Freedom Group, told Sputnik.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (File Photo).
    Last update: 17:00 28.11.2018
    17:00 28.11.2018

    Ex-NATO Commander Calls on Trump to 'Stand Up' to Putin Over Kerch Strait Rift

    Russia and Ukraine are in the middle of a diplomatic impasse after three Ukrainian warships illegally sailed into Russia’s territorial waters and ignored legal demands to leave the area, which Moscow denounced as a provocation and violation of international law.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • Nord stream 2
    Last update: 16:41 28.11.2018
    16:41 28.11.2018

    Kerch Strait Incident Not Changing Germany's Stance on Nord Stream-2 - Berlin

    BERLIN (Sputnik) - Berlin took note of the criticism from Kiev in regard to Germany's 'insufficiently active' position on the recent incident in the Kerch Strait, but the situation does not change anything regarding the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, said briefing, Cabinet spokesman Steffen Seibert said.

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin after the flower-laying ceremony at the Monument to Soldiers of the Russian Expeditionary Force Who Fought in France in WWI.
    Last update: 16:10 28.11.2018
    16:10 28.11.2018

    Putin: Standoff in Kerch Strait Staged Provocations, Aimed to Impose Martial Law in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The incident in the Kerch Strait appears to have been a provocation prepared in advance, a pretext to introduce martial law in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, examines the construction of fortifications in Donetsk region, Ukraine (File)
    Last update: 13:54 28.11.2018
    13:54 28.11.2018

    Poroshenko Signs Decree to Introduce Martial Law in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree to impose martial law in a number of Ukrainian regions, presidential spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko said Wednesday.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • Tallinn view. (File)
    Last update: 12:28 28.11.2018
    12:28 28.11.2018

    Estonia Summons Russian Envoy Over Moscow-Kiev Standoff in Kerch Strait

    A diplomatic clash between Kiev and Moscow erupted recently after three Ukrainian warships illegally crossed the maritime border with Russia. Moscow has described the Ukrainian vessels' actions as a provocation committed in violation of international law.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron meet at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany May 15, 2017
    Last update: 11:57 28.11.2018
    11:57 28.11.2018

    France, Germany Reportedly Against New Sanctions on Russia Over Kerch Strait Row

    Austria has mulled over the possibility of new sanctions against Russia due to the detention of three Ukrainian Navy vessels that sailed toward the Kerch Strait in what Moscow has described as an unequivocal provocation committed in violation of international law.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • The detained Ukrainian ships are delivered to the port of Kerch
    Last update: 11:44 28.11.2018
    11:44 28.11.2018

    LIVE UPDATES: Russia-Ukraine Tensions After Kerch Strait Incident

    The situation between the two countries has significantly worsened since the incident with Ukrainian ships illegally crossing the Russian maritime border followed by the arrest of the ships and the crews that was called a provocation committed in violation of international law by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • US Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft
    Last update: 08:53 28.11.2018
    08:53 28.11.2018

    US Spy Plane Reportedly Spotted Over Kerch Strait After Ukrainian Provocation

    Foreign reconnaissance aircraft and UAV activity has increased recently near Russia's borders, especially in the region of the Crimea, and Krasnodar Territory.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko attends a joint press conference with the NATO Secretary General after a NATO Summit session on Ukraine during the second day of a NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland on July 9, 2016
    Last update: 03:40 28.11.2018
    03:40 28.11.2018

    Low-Polling Poroshenko Ignited Kerch Row to Bolster Image as Ukraine's ‘Protector'

    In the aftermath of the Kerch Strait incident Sunday, NATO has pledged unconditional support for Ukraine. Meanwhile Russian military intelligence released footage in which a detained Ukrainian naval officer admits to provocative actions in the waterway. A political analyst told Sputnik Tuesday Russia showed restraint in the row.

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  • Donald Trump, presidente de EEUU
    Last update: 01:43 28.11.2018
    01:43 28.11.2018

    Trump May Not Have Meeting With Putin at G20 Over Kerch Strait Incident

    US President Donald Trump said in an interview that he may cancel his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the upcoming G20 over the Kerch Strait incident.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • Missile cruiser Ukraine at the Nikolayev Shipbuilding Yard in Ukraine
    Last update: 13:47 27.11.2018
    13:47 27.11.2018

    Ukraine's SBU Confirms Intelligence Officers on Board Vessels Seized Near Crimea

    KIEV (Sputnik) - Head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) Vasyl Hrytsak confirmed on Tuesday that intelligence officers had been on board the Ukrainian naval vessels that were detained in the Kerch Strait after crossing Russia's maritime border.

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  • Ukrainian naval ships violating Russian maritime border, Photo: Crimea's FSB Press Service
    Last update: 11:50 27.11.2018
    11:50 27.11.2018

    LIVE UPDATES: Ukrainian Naval Vessels Detained by Russia Carried Weapons, Ammunition - FSB

    On Sunday, two Ukrainian gunboats and a tug crossed the Russian maritime border, ignoring Russia’s lawful demand to stop. The vessels were seized and the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Kiev’s actions were a provocation coordinated with the US and the EU, adding that Moscow would suppress any attempts to challenge its sovereignty and security.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • Several Ukrainian warships crossing Russia’s territorial waters and attempting to pass through the Kerch Strait.
    Last update: 07:13 27.11.2018
    07:13 27.11.2018

    Detained Ukrainian Naval Officer Admits Provocative Actions in Kerch Strait

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Federal Security circulated video footage on Monday where a detained Ukrainian naval officer admits that he recognized the provocative nature of the actions of the Ukrainian navy during the incident in the Kerch Strait.

    Kerch Strait Row
  • The detained Ukrainian ships are delivered to the port of Kerch
    Last update: 05:10 27.11.2018
    05:10 27.11.2018

    UNSC Reaction to Kerch Strait Incident May Encourage Further Provocations by Kiev – Moscow

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The UN Security Council’s reaction to the Sunday incident in the Kerch Strait may encourage Ukraine to stage further provocations in the Black Sea and in the Sea of Azov, Russia's First Deputy Envoy to UN Dmitry Polyanskiy told the RT broadcaster.

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