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UK urges to impose new anti-Russian sanctions due to Azov Crisis

Prime Minister Theresa May made such statement at G20 summit in Buenos Aires
14:56, 30 November 2018

The Telegraph

The United Kingdom will insist on the imposing of extra package of sanctions against the Russian Federation due to its aggression against Ukrainian ships in Kerch Strait. British Prime Minister Theresa May made such statement at G20 summit in Buenos Aires as Reuters reported.

“We have always been at the forefront in the EU of calling for sanctions on Russia in relation to its behavior…We will continue to push for what we consider to be appropriate sanctions on Russia,” she added.

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Besides, May emphasized that Russia is obliged to release the sailors, seized ships and promote the de-escalation of the situation in the Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait.

The G20 summit takes place in Buenos Aires on November 30 and December 1.

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As we reported the meeting between American President Donald Trump and President of Russia Vladimir Putin should take place on December 1 at G20 summit in Argentina; however, Trump claimed that he canceled it until the Ukrainian sailors captured by the Russian in Kerch Strait will be returned home.

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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Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian sailors, arrested by the Russian special force fighters in Kerch Strait, were transferred from Simferopol detention centre in the occupied Crimea.  

It was also reported that Ukrainian sailors detained in Kerch Strait were transferred from annexed Crimea to Moscow prison. In his turn, Deputy Prosecutor of Crimea Ihor Ponochovny could not confirm the information of the lawyer to 112 Ukraine and claimed that it was not verified yet.

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