Estonia summons Russian envoy over Moscow-Kiev standoff in Kerch Strait

  28 November 2018    Read: 1076
Estonia summons Russian envoy over Moscow-Kiev standoff in Kerch Strait

A diplomatic clash between Kiev and Moscow erupted recently after three Ukrainian warships illegally crossed the maritime border with Russia. Moscow has described the Ukrainian vessels' actions as a provocation committed in violation of international law.

The Estonian Foreign Ministry summoned Russian envoy Alexander Petrov on Wednesday following a clash between Moscow and Kiev in the Kerch Strait.

"At a meeting with the ambassador, the Foreign Ministry called on Russia to immediately release the ships and their crew members," the ministry said.

The statement comes just days after Ukrainian ships crossed the Russian maritime border and moved from the Black Sea towards the Kerch Strait. Russian Border Guard seized the ships after they not react to demands of the vessels escorting them and made dangerous manoeuvers, the Federal Security Service (FSB).


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