EU executive urges Russia to release Ukraine ships

Published: November 26, 2018 17:49:46 | Updated: November 27, 2018 12:49:44


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The European Union’s executive urged Russia on Monday to release three Ukrainian ships it seized at the weekend near the Crimean peninsula that it annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

The European Commission’s spokeswoman stressed that the bloc does not recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea and said Russia was obliged to unblock the Kerch Strait swiftly.

 “We are taking this very seriously,” the spokeswoman said, reports Reuters.

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