Published: Thu, November 29, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Putin Blames Ukrainian President for Naval Standoff in Black Sea

Putin Blames Ukrainian President for Naval Standoff in Black Sea

Trump said on Tuesday that he might cancel the meeting due to the incident, but the Kremlin said on Wednesday it thought it was still on. The rest are to appear in court on Wednesday, November 28.

On Wednesday, Poroshenko donned camouflage utilities to tour a military training center and warned that Russia is building up forces in the eastern Ukraine region controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

They are accused of illegal crossing of Russia's maritime border, said Azamatov. "It is introduced with the sole goal of boosting Ukraine's defense in the light of a growing aggression from Russian Federation".

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.

Trump told The Washington Post he was waiting for a "full report" from his national-security team about the incident.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday held phone conversations with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts over the recent tension between the countries in the Black Sea, according to Turkish presidential sources.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko chairs a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council in Kyiv, Ukraine, Nov. 26, 2018.

"It is an excuse to introduce martial law in Ukraine", RIA Novosti cites the president.

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While Russian forces occupied Crimea before the takeover and are heavily involved in the war in eastern Ukraine, according to Kyiv and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the clash in the Black Sea near Crimea was the first case in which Russia has acknowledged its military or law enforcement forces have fired on Ukrainians.

Later in the day, following Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko's order, the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine chose to impose martial law in the country. The US mission to the United Nations said Russian Federation had committed "an arrogant act that the global community must condemn and will never accept".

On Tuesday, a court in Crimea ordered 12 of the 24 sailors apprehended to be detained for two months.

"Everything depends on the accounts of events and the actions of both sides. President, we believe you, '" Poroshenko said. I don't like that aggression.

The European Union has already rejected Russia's 2014 annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea and, along with the United States, imposed wide-ranging economic sanctions created to force Moscow to back down.

Kudlow said the administration has been "extremely disappointed" by China's engagement in trade talks but the meeting between Trump and Xi on the sidelines of the G-20 summit could be a game-changer.

Ukraine will defend itself militarily if it has to against "Russian aggression" along the country's coastline in the sea of Azov, the country's foreign minister has told Sky News.

"I'm convinced that there was a deliberate provocation by Russian forces in order to provoke Ukraine for more active measures, similar to what they did in Georgia in 2008".

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