“On November 26, Chargé d'Affaires of Ukraine in Moscow Ruslan Nimchynsky was called to the Foreign Ministry of Russia to whom the strong protest was expressed due to the grave violation of the rules of the peaceful pass in the territorial sea of the Russian Federation in the Black Sea by the ships of the Naval Forces of Ukraine on November 25, 2018,” the message said.
The Foreign Ministry emphasized that also, the outrage “is expressed due to the unacceptable attacks of the Ukrainian radicals at the diplomatic offices of Russia to Ukraine.”
“The attention of Nimchynsky was drawn to the statement of the Foreign Ministry of Russia dated November 26, 2018; he was handed the proper note. It was especially emphasized that all responsibility for the possible negative development of the conflict situation in the water of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov emerging because of Kyiv lies with the Ukrainian side,” the ministry reported.
On November 26, the Russian Embassy in Kyiv was pelted with the smoke bombs due to the escalation in the Azov area. The law enforcers did not allow the protesters to burn the tires.
Besides, the protests took place near the buildings of the Russian diplomatic establishments in Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, and Kharkiv.
The Russian Foreign Ministry urged Kyiv to provide the security of the Russian diplomats “to avoid the grave consequences”.