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29 November, 2018

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday, November 27, warned of the threat of "full-scale war" and said Russian Federation had sharply increased its military presence on their shared border as tensions escalate between the ex-Soviet neighbors. Russian border guards fired on three Ukrainian ships, seizing them and their 24 crewmembers.

The European Union was "dismayed" by Russia's use of force against Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait, calling the incident "unacceptable". The United States targeted $250 billion in Chinese products, and Beijing lashed back by slapping tariffs on $110 billion worth of USA goods.

It has raised fears of a wider escalation - in a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people since 2014 - and prompted worldwide calls for restraint.

Amid anger and concern among Western governments and at the United Nations, U.S. President Donald Trump said he may cancel a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Argentina later this week.

Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, said the unprecedented move would boost the powers of the country's military and allow it to "fulfil its holy duty - to defend Ukraine".

Mr Klimkin, however, dismissed the allegations as more Russian disinformation as the martial law act only lasts for 30 days and the election period of campaigning does not start until January, so there is no overlap. "It was used as a pretext to introduce martial law".

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on Tuesday emphasized its "full support to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity", noting there is no justification for Russia's use of military force against Ukrainian ships.

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Ukraine, which claims its vessels were operating in worldwide waters when they were fired upon, boarded and seized, released data on the exact location of the ships to back that claim.

Russia's Izvestia newspaper, citing sources in Ukraine's ruling circles, reported that Kiev had been trying to persuade Washington - so far unsuccessfully - to open a military base in Ukraine. A criminal case was launched into the breach of the Russian state border.

"The Geneva convention has to be applied to them, which means that the captured servicemen should not be put in custody like this", he said.

Speaking in northern Ukraine, Poroshenko, who has accused Moscow of naked military aggression, talked up his country's readiness to respond to any future Russian military action.

Russia said on Wednesday it would send more of its advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Crimea and a Reuters reporter saw a Russian warship deploying nearby as tensions with Ukraine rose over Moscow's seizure of Ukrainian navy ships. The rest are to appear in court on Wednesday, November 28.

Some of the sailors will face trial in Simferopol - the main city in Russian-annexed Crimea - on Tuesday, the peninsula's human rights ombudsman Lyudmila Lubina told AFP. All could be sentenced to six years in prison if convicted on border-violation charges. "All this is not accidental", Zakharova said while broadcast by Russia's Channel One.


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