Are Ukrainians anxious Russian Federation might invade?

29 November, 2018, 04:24 | Author: Donnie King
  • Ukrainian naval vessels seized by Russia in international waters on November 25

"I don't want that aggression at all".

Putin said Russia's border guards were "fulfilling their military duty" when they seized three Ukrainian ships off Crimea last week.

Wednesday's announcement came with Moscow and Kiev embroiled in their biggest crisis in years, after Russian border patrol boats seized three Ukrainian naval vessels off the coast of Crimea on Sunday.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin said the clash between Russian and Ukrainian military ships was a result of foreign nation's failing to hold Kiev accountable for bad behavior as long as it remains confrontational towards Russia.

The U.S. president told the Washington Post on November 27 that he would wait for a "full report" on the November 25 Kerch Strait incident but he also seemed to condemn the Russian aggression for the first time. "Maybe I won't even have the meeting.I don't like that aggression".

Some of Ukraine's Western allies have also raised the possibility of imposing new sanctions on Russia over the episode, which could deliver a blow to the Russian economy. Ukraine insists they are prisoners of war, says some were seriously injured in the confrontation and has asked the International Red Cross to arrange a visit to see them.

The same verdict was handed down to the remaining three crew members on Tuesday in Kerch city where they are hospitalised following their injuries in the Russian air force attack on his ship on Sunday. Three hospitalized sailors were also formally detained for two months.

In Crimea, nine of the captured Ukrainian seamen were expected to face court hearings in the regional capital of Simferopol later Wednesday.

Putin's claim that the Ukrainian vessels had illegally crossed into Russian waters was echoed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

"We are not going to move very quickly on any new sanctions, there could be some later on, that is not ruled out".

Mr. Trump said he would be receiving a "full report" from his national security team on Russia's recent actions in eastern Ukraine and the Black Sea. That fighting has killed at least 10,000 people since 2014 but eased somewhat with a 2015 truce.

"Angela, let's get involved Angela!" he added, referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, exaggerating the pronunciation of her first name.

He said he hoped Berlin could intervene with Ukrainian authorities "to dissuade them from further reckless acts".

"That was a provocation which was certainly organized by the sitting officials, including the president, " ahead of Ukraine's presidential election in March, Putin said.

Ukraine, for its part, released what it said was the exact location where its ships were fired on Sunday by Russian Federation, showing that they were in worldwide waters approaching Kerch Strait from the west, not from the east, as Putin suggested.

On Wednesday, he then went on to accuse Ukraine of stirring up anti-Russian sentiment as a way to placate its population, saying that if the Ukrainians wanted to eat babies, then the government would let them do that too.

Ukrainian media has denounced the confessions, saying they were most probably coerced.

"Kiev is actively stirring up anti-Russian sentiment".

The foreign minister of Austria, which holds the rotating European Union presidency, said on Tuesday that the European Union will next month consider further sanctions against Moscow over the flare-up.

"This meeting is necessary for both sides", Ushakov said. "But it will need to be reviewed", Karin Kneissl told reporters.


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