Moscow rejects Europe's demand to release Ukrainian sailors

Published: December 29, 2018 17:03:29 | Updated: December 29, 2018 19:41:15


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Demands voiced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to release Ukrainian sailors held by Russia are unacceptable, Moscow’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website on Saturday.

A Kremlin spokesman also said Moscow will deal with the capture of Ukrainian sailors in the Azov Sea in accordance with Russian law, reports Reuters.

Merkel and Macron demanded on Friday that Russia release the Ukrainian sailors, whom it captured along with their ships last month in the Kerch Strait, which links the Black Sea with the Azov Sea.

 

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