Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia, to lay an extraordinary number of troops to the border. The Russian army had the number of tanks has tripled, said Poroshenko in the Ukrainian television. This is according to the secret service to observe information “along the full length of our border”. Also, the number of deployed units had increased “dramatically”. Poroshenko’s opinion, the Ukraine is threatening “full-scale war with the Russian Federation.”
The Ukrainian Parliament decided on Monday to impose a 30-day martial law in Parts of the country. It should come on Wednesday. The recent crisis between Russia and the Ukraine had begun on Sunday with a naval confrontation in the Black sea. Russian forces had fired shots in front of the Peninsula of Crimea three Ukrainian naval vessels. A number of the Ukrainian Navy soldiers were wounded, a total of 24 crew members were detained. Russia accuses the Ukrainians, in turn, a boundary violation, and a “provocation”. President Vladimir Putin expressed concern about the promulgation of martial law in Ukraine and warned Kiev against further “rash actions”.
Despite international Appeals for their release, the Russian judge, ordered to take twelve of the Ukrainian Navy soldiers for two months in pretrial detention. Against three injured seafarers treated in hospital, was U imposed-imprisonment. The fate of the remaining soldiers, decides on Wednesday. The Ukrainian government and its Western allies had appealed to Russia, all of the captured Marines to release immediately. The lawyer Aider Azamatov, representing one of the soldiers, called the court’s decision “unfounded and illegal”. He’ll appeal.
The Russian state television had film recordings of the interrogations of some of the Ukrainian soldiers by the Russian security services are broadcast. In it is to hear how one of the respondents giving a “provocative nature” of the Ukrainian Navy operation against the Crimea. The Ukrainian Navy commander Igor Worontschenko rejected this. He accused Russia to have the Marines put under pressure.
the EU considers further sanctions against Russia for possible
UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, the parties to the conflict are called on to “exercise maximum restraint”. It would have to be immediately measures for the “reduction of tensions” to be initiated. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) had phoned on Monday evening with Vladimir Putin and called for “de-escalation and dialogue”.
Austria, which currently has the EU presidency, is considering because of the incident on the Black sea for more sanctions against Russia. However, it should first be clarified what exactly happened on Sunday, said the Austrian foreign Minister, Karin Kneissl. Currently, statement against statement stand in regard to the confrontation “”.
The relations between the governments in Kiev and Moscow are distraught, since the spring of 2014. At the time, Russia had annexed the Peninsula of Crimea to support the Pro-Russian fighters in Eastern Ukraine, is active. The separatists fighting there since 2014 against the government in Kiev, more than 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict so far.