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Ukraine accuses Russia of firing on, seizing three of its ships

2018-11-26 10:03:03       source:The Straits Times

November 26, 2018

KIEV (AFP, REUTERS) - Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday (Nov 26) he would propose that Parliament declare martial law in the country after the Russian military attacked and seized three Ukrainian navy ships in the Black Sea.

He said the Parliament on Monday could decide whether to approve martial law, which would restrict civil liberties and give state institutions greater power.

Ukraine's navy accused Russia of opening fire on and seizing three of its vessels on Sunday in a strait near Moscow-annexed Crimea, sparking alarm among Kiev's Western allies and raising fears of possible military escalation.

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