Nato calls for calm and UN security council gets ready to meet after three vessels seized
Russia’s foreign ministry has accused Ukraine of coordinating with the US and the EU in a “planned provocation” aimed at securing further sanctions against Moscow, as tensions mount after a dangerous clash between the two countries.
As the UN security council prepared to meet later on Monday, Nato joined western calls for restraint after Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian naval ships in the Kerch strait separating Crimea from the Russian mainland, wounding several seamen.
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‘Squash him… hold on tight!’: Extraordinary moment Russian commander orders his ship to RAM a Ukrainian navy tugboat before firing on three vessels during unprecedented stand-off in the Black Sea – prompting fears of military escalation — Daily Mail
Ukraine Armed Forces on full alert — UNIAN
Ukrainian armed forces placed on full alert — Defence Blog
Russia-Ukraine tensions rise after Kerch Strait ship capture — BBC
Ukraine president proposes martial law after Russia seizes ships — The Guardian
Ukraine president decrees martial law, pending parliamentary approval — Reuters
Kiev declares martial law after ‘attack’ on gunboats — The Mirror
Poroshenko puts Ukraine under martial law — TASS
Ukrainian President Poroshenko signs decree on martial law — RT
Haley: UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine-Russia tensions — The Hill
Putin kept up-to-the-time as Kerch Strait provocation transpired — TASS
Moscow warns Kiev of ‘consequences’ for attempts to provoke conflict after Kerch Strait standoff — RT
Germany ‘greatly concerned’ about Crimea crisis — DW
Tensions Between Ukraine And Russia Boil Over In Sea Of Azov As Chances For War Escalate (Updated) — The Warzone/The Drive
Tense standoff around Kerch Strait between Russia & Ukraine: How it developed — RT