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| Russia fires on and seizes Ukrainian ships near annexed Crimea |
Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships off the coast of Russia-annexed
Crimea on Sunday after opening fire on them and wounding several sailors, a
move that risks igniting a dangerous new crisis between the two countries.
Russia’s FSB security service said early on Monday its border patrol boats had
seized the Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea and used weapons to force
them to stop, Russian news agencies reported.
The FSB said it had been forced to act because the ships – two small Ukrainian
armoured artillery vessels and a tug boat – had... [ Read More ]