Ukrainian Embassy in Nigeria condemns Russia’s seizure of ships

08 December, 2018, 21:57 | Author: Sheila Harris
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"Ukraine is constantly considering the Budapest Memorandum as an important global instrument for ensuring Ukraine's security", the ministry said in a statement on its website.

Eyeing the current conflict in Ukraine, a national defense analyst says there's no question Vladimir Putin wants to control the Black Sea.

The situation came to a head late last month when Russian Federation fired at, damaged and subsequently seized three Ukrainian navy vessels, along with 24 crew members who now face charges of illegal border crossing.

But Russia, which annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014, charged that the Ukrainian boats entered its territorial waters without permission.

The US has commenced rendering the mandatory provisions to sail a warship into the Black Sea, a step that arrives amid intensified anxiety in the area due to succeeding Russia's subjugation of Ukrainian ships and confinement of Ukrainian sailors. However, since the 2014 annexation, and the completion of the Kerch bridge earlier this year, Russian Federation has slowly restricted access for Ukrainian ships.

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The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also claimed Wednesday that the Ukrainian government had undertaken "active preparations" for a military offensive in eastern Ukraine, using the recent declaration of martial law in select regions as a cover.

The lower house of Russian parliament, the State Duma, approved a statement Tuesday accusing the Ukrainian president of a "reckless and cynical attempt to change the situation in his favor" and a "desire to cling to power at any cost even at the threat of a full-scale war".

"For me there's nothing more important than getting them out", Poroshenko told relatives of some of the 24 seamen taken by Russian Federation last month.

Ukrainian prosecutors accused Savchenko of plotting a coup in collusion with Russia-backed rebels, and she was taken into custody in March after the parliament stripped her of her immunity. He said it remains unclear who is in charge of the criminal case.

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