Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has accused the Ukraine, you’ve responded with the Declaration of martial law exaggerated to the military incident in the Black sea. It was nothing more than a border incident, Putin said at a financial forum in Moscow. The Russian units had only “done their military duty”. The protection of the Russian border guard, “the legitimate object” of the coast.
The Russian coast guard had denied on Sunday in the Kerch Strait in front of the Crimean Peninsula in the Black sea three Ukrainian Navy ships, the entrance to the Azov sea and the boats shot. Several Ukrainian naval soldiers were injured and a total of 24 crew members detained. You should come due to violation of the Russian border before the court.
The Ukrainian Parliament decided on Monday to impose a 30-day martial law in Parts of the country. It shall apply from today, Wednesday.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had previously warned that Russia may be planning a large-scale attack on his country. Russia is laying unusually large number of troops to the border, said Poroshenko. The Ukraine is a “large-scale war with the Russian Federation the threat,” the President said.
The Situation in Ukraine
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Putin in turn accused Poroshenko that he had staged a provocation of the Navy in the Black sea, in order to increase in front of the Ukrainian presidential election in March next year, his popularity ratings. The Ukrainian ships had illegally entered Russian waters and, therefore, clearly in the wrong, – said Putin. Ukraine denies that. Russia was in advance of the planned travel of the ships, informed the Ukrainian Navy. The Strait of Kerch and the Azov sea will be defined in an agreement from 2003 as a joint territorial waters.
The Russian President also referred to an incident from September where a similar fleet Association of Ukraine and the Kerch Strait have happened. The ships would have been held at the time, but in full to all agreements, Putin said.
sanctions and an Ultimatum demanded
The Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, who had previously been a significant response of Germany and the West, on the recent incidents in front of the Crimea demanded. For one, he brought sanctions to the game, and for another, Germany should formulate an Ultimatum for the release of the Ukrainian Marines, said Melnyk.
But the Federal government wants to take any hasty decisions about new sanctions against Russia. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert pointed out that the current economic sanctions until the end of January. Any extension must be discussed with all the partners in the EU “for sanctions to be adopted in Europe, acting unanimously”. A spokesman for the foreign office, described the debate as premature. Sanctions are “not a faucet, you power on and to”.
In the United States is considering President Donald Trump, a planned Meeting with Putin to cancel. “To me, this Aggression is not like that,” said the US President, after the incident in the Crimea. It could be that his Meeting with the Russian President on the sidelines of the G20 meeting at the end of the week in Buenos Aires.
Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea
The Russian army announced to reinforce their troops on the ground-to-air missiles. In “the near future” should there be more equipment of modern missile defense systems S-400 into operation, said a spokesman for the southern military district, the news Agency Interfax. According to the news Agency Ria Novosti, the air defense missiles are to be installed up to the end of the year. In the Crimea three S are already stationed-400 systems.