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The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko addressed a demand to the Russian authorities. The address is published on the website of the President.
“I appeal to the leadership of the Russian Federation to immediately release Ukrainian soldiers in violation of international law, roughly, was arrested and whose fate is unknown,” — said Poroshenko.
He demanded immediate transfer of sailors with ships to the Ukrainian side as a first step to de-escalate the situation in the Azov sea. The President of Ukraine stressed that waiting for a response to his appeal.
As reported TASS, three Ukrainian servicemen are in a hospital in Kerch. According to a source in the hospital, their condition is stable. The hospital also staffed by investigators.
25 Nov patrol of the border Department of the FSB detained in the area of the Kerch Strait, three ships of naval forces of Ukraine — boats “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Yana Kapu”. Ukrainian military entered the territorial waters of the Crimea, has not responded to the requirement to stop and began to do dangerous maneuvers. The FSB called the incident a provocation. Criminal case about violation of the state border.
Kiev has deemed the incident “an act of military aggression”.
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