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Ukraine's National Security Council may convene to announce martial law

Six Ukrainian sailors were wounded during attack of Russian ships in Sea of Azov
23:26, 25 November 2018

Presidential Administration press office

The NSDC, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council may convene in order to announce the martial law.

Oleksandr Turchynov, the authority's Secretary offered to do so late on Sunday, November 25. The Council is to gather for a session at midnight.

Meanwhile, the HQ of the Ukrainian Navy reported that the number of wounded Ukrainian sailors increased to six; the servicemen were wounded during the attack of Russian naval group in Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov. So far, there's no follow-up on how serious their wounds are.

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. The press office of the Ukrainian Navy reported this on Facebook.  

‘November 25, the ships of the Ukrainian Navy with two armored gunboats and a sea mule tugboat have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov. The intention to make the transition was informed in advance in accordance with international standards in order to ensure the safety of navigation. However, contrary to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Treaty between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on cooperation in the use of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, the Russian coast guard ships - Sobol class patrol boat, Don border guard cruiser, Mangust class patrol boat and Suzdalets anti-submarine warfare ship performed blatantly aggressive acts against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy,’ reads the message. 

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