Russian Federation massing troops, weapons at Ukraine border - Kiev


Russian T-90A tanks take part in a military drill at a training ground outside the southern Russian city of Krasnodar on April 14, 2015. He didn't address Ukraine's accusations of a Russian military buildup.

Russia is resisting global calls to release three Ukrainian naval ships that its border patrols fired on and seized in the strait near Russian-annexed Crimea last weekend.

Tensions erupted last weekend when sailors from Ukrainian vessels were captured in the Kerch strait after Russian Federation said the sailors had violated its border.

The picket participants demanded the release and return of seafarers and ships to Ukraine, to end the naval blockade of Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov and punish those responsible for the seizure of Ukrainian ships.

President Vladimir Putin has denounced Western nations" "vicious' use of sanctions against Russian Federation during a speech at the G20 summit in Argentina. In response, Poroshenko declared martial law in 10 Ukrainian regions that are in proximity to Russian armed forces.

He says Putin did not have an opportunity to respond to his remarks during the meeting of leaders.

The United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions on Russia since 2014, when Moscow annexed Crimea after a pro-Russian leader was toppled in Kiev.

A Russian cargo ship blocked Ukraine's boats from passing
Image A Russian cargo ship blocked Ukraine's boats from passing on 25 November

Putin claimed his country had to detain them while it put together a legal case to show that the three Ukranian naval vessels violated Russia's territorial waters in the Sea of Azov.

The comments were made as tensions rise between Ukraine and Russian Federation over an incident that took place last week in the Kerch Strait. "The Russians behaved in a way that is deeply inconsistent with worldwide law".

Putin said he would not introduce tit-for-tat restrictions on the entry of Ukrainians into Russia after Kiev imposed a ban on Russian males aged 16 to 60 from entering its territory.

A Ukrainian border guard speaks to a driver of a vehicle from Russian Federation at the checkpoint at the border with Russian Federation in Hoptivka, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

"The Kremlin is further testing the strength of the global order", Poroshenko said Saturday, alleging that Moscow is waiting to see whether the worldwide community will allow Russia to assert that the Sea of Azov and Black Sea are Russian territorial waters.

On Sunday, a Kremlin spokesman said that Western leaders had listened to Russia's description of the events in the Kerch Strait last week.

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