November 26, 2018 / 1:56 PM / 23 days ago

Russia summons Ukrainian diplomat over Kerch Strait incident - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Ukrainian diplomat was seen entering the Russian foreign ministry on Monday, RIA news agency reported, hours after Moscow promised to summon a Ukrainian representative to discuss an incident in the Kerch Strait on Sunday.

Russia seized two small Ukrainian armoured artillery vessels and a tug boat, which Moscow said had illegally entered Russia’s territorial waters. Kiev said its vessels did nothing wrong and has accused Russia of military aggression.

Reporting by Polina Ivanova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by

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