Russia ‘fires at Ukraine ships’ in Black Sea after rising tensions off Crimea

The Ukrainian president calls for emergency session of his war cabinet after accusing Russia of capturing three of its ships.

By David Mercer| Sky News Reporter |


A Russian cargo ship earlier blocked Ukraine’s boats from entering the Sea of Azov – Sky News

Ukraine says Russia has opened fire on its ships in the Black Sea and captured three vessels.

Two sailors have been wounded after two boats were hit in the strikes, the Ukrainian navy said.

The Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has called an emergency session of his war cabinet in response to the incident.

“Today’s dangerous events in the Azov Sea testify that a new front of [Russian] aggression is open,” Ukrainian foreign ministry spokeswoman Mariana Betsa said.

“Ukraine [is] calling now for [an] emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.”

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