After the confrontation in front of the Crimea have been taken three Ukrainian Marines in pre-trial detention. A court of Russia annexed the black sea Peninsula was ordered to take the soldiers for two months in custody, said the human rights Commissioner in the Crimea. The Kremlin stated that he could not influence the fate of the Ukrainian Sailors. This will be decided in court, said spokesman Dmitry Peskov in Moscow. The sailors will be demonstrated on the Crimea a judge. According to the information of Radio Free Europe this has been of at least two of them in custody. The men should remain in prison for two months.

defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) had previously asked Russia, which set the Sailors free. She called on Russia and Ukraine, the conflict in the Azov sea to settle. “Russia must ensure the free passage through the waterways and it should not act disproportionately,” she said at the opening of the Berlin security conference.

The Russian coast guard had refused at the weekend patrol boats of the Ukrainian Navy, the passage through the Strait of Kerch, and one of the ships rammed. Russia has set three Ukrainian ships and at least 23 sailors. According to the Ukrainian secret service, the Ukrainian secret service officers were including. According to the law they had helped the naval forces news service. One of the intelligence officers had been injured prior to the arrest of an unguided missile heavy, which had been fired from a fighter plane.

The Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, announced after the incident that from Wednesday for 30 days of the laws of war should apply. The Parliament approved the measure on Monday evening with a large majority.

The Russian domestic secret service FSB had justified the Blockade with a boundary violation. He has released a Video with statements from three Ukrainian seafarers, in which you say, you have violated the Russian border. If you were forced to make these statements, is not observed. One of them reads his words in the Video seems to be from a Teleprompter.

Germany and France want to convey convey

Germany’s foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) wants together with his French colleague Jean-Yves Le Drian between the Ukraine and Russia. Germany and France have offered to work in the Normandy Format, to be referred to Meeting with representatives from Russia and the Ukraine to find a solution, said Maas in Berlin. “We must prevent this conflict an even more severe crisis for the security in Europe.”

Crimea-conflict – France and Germany strive for the mediation of foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, wants to mediate with France between the Ukraine and Russia. The conflict endangers the safety and security in Europe, Maas. © Photo: Michael Sohn

On Monday, there had been a longer planned Meeting of the four foreign Ministers in Berlin. They had also discussed the escalation in the Azov sea. Actually, it is supposed to Make the Normandy go to the implementation of the Minsk peace agreement for Eastern Ukraine. Since 2014, Pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government have been fighting troops there. The negotiations have brought in the past four and a half years but little progress, since the beginning of 2017, the foreign Ministers came together only twice. Russia had annexed in 2014, the Ukrainian Peninsula of Crimea.

‘t exclude New sanctions against Russia

The Austrian presidency of the EU Council does not exclude, in view of the escalation of new sanctions against Russia. “The question of further sanctions will show, we are going to have a joint Council,” said the Austrian foreign Minister, Karin Kneissl. Currently stand with regard to the incident of Sunday, however, the “statement against statement”. It all depends on how the governments in Moscow and Kiev were more, said Kneissl. Sanctions are but “to check”.

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