Far-right lit flares near building of Ukraine’s Parliament (photo, video)

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is blanketed with smoke
14:59, 26 November 2018

The far-right National Corps party holds the protest in the downtown of Kyiv with a demand to terminate the treaty with Russia on the cooperation in the use of the Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait as the press service of the party reported.

“The imposing of the military law without this decision is a profanation,” the far-right claimed.

Initially, the protest took place near the building of the Administration of the president. The law enforcers enhanced the policing there.

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Then the far-right members of the National Corps went to the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine where the extraordinary session would begin at 16:00. The issue of the imposing of the martial law will be considered during it. The protesters lit the flares at the Constitution Square and the building of the parliament is blanketed with smoke.

As we reported earlier, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.   

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Kyiv demands from Moscow to immediately provide the medical service to the wounded sailors and provide them urgent return to the Ukrainian territory. According to the Naval Forces of Ukraine, six sailors are wounded and two of them are in the critical condition.

As we reported, Kyiv urgently convened the UN Security Council because of the aggravation in Azov Sea. The Russians shelled and seized the vessels of the Ukrainian Naval Forces “Berdyansk”, “Nikopol” and “Yany Kapu”, which passed from Odesa (the Black Sea) to Mariupol (the Sea of Azov), moving through Kerch Strait. The state of 23 Ukrainian sailors is unknown.

Related: Three Ukrainian sailors from vessels seized in Azov Sea in stable condition

Russian authorities said that three Ukrainian warships in the Sea of Azov illegally entered the territorial waters of the Russian Federation and headed to the Kerch Strait. 

The boats of the Russian Border Guard Service opened fire on the ship group of the Ukrainian Navy, which was moving towards the exit from the Kerch Strait. 

Related: Russian media reveal names of three wounded Ukrainian sailors, detained in Sea of Azov

Given the tough situation in the area of Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov, President Petro Poroshenko supported the offer of Ukraine's national security and defense council; it stipulates that the Ukrainian Parliament should consider the option to impose the martial law in Ukraine.




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