Russian Federation to honour guards who fired at Ukrainian sailors

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"Our border guards conducted themselves faultlessly,"... The Lithuanian minister made the statement on Sunday, still before it had been revealed that Russian warships had fired shots on Ukrainian vessels.

Shipping traffic has resumed to and from Ukraine's ports on the Sea of Azov following a standoff with Russian Federation, a Ukrainian minister said Tuesday.

He said that some military units will be redeployed to strengthen the nation's defences in a ratcheting up of tensions between the neighbouring countries.

Ukraine says Russian Federation has begun allowing some ships to enter Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, in what could be a possible sign of easing tensions in the area.

The official also again condemned Russia's "non-compliance" with the INF, saying Moscow "must fully comply with its global commitments".

Peskov also rejected Kiev's claim that Russian Federation was blocking traffic to and from Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, saying navigation has continued normally except for occasional breaks because of bad weather.

Last week's incident was the first open military confrontation between Russian Federation and Ukraine since 2014, when Moscow annexed the Crimea peninsula and pro-Kremlin separatists in the east entered into conflict with Ukrainian forces.

Putin was speaking at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, where President Trump canceled a meeting with the Russian leader because of Moscow's refusal to release the 24 Ukrainian sailors.

Vitaliy Sinhur, a dock worker in Berdyansk, said the movement of ships has significantly ebbed.

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Trump abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Putin at the summit just two days before they were scheduled to sit down. Ambassador Nikki Haley in response to the actions.

The chief also said NATO is concerned about new Russian missile system "which puts the INF treaty [Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty] in jeopardy".

Poroshenko's comments come after a week of escalating tensions.

"Russia must release the Ukrainian sailors and ships". North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Russian forces conducted joint exercises that were held up as examples of a more constructive approach to managing shared concerns, and this collaboration reflected the reality that Russia wasn't the only state with equities in Black Sea security.

The foreign ministers discussed the standoff but did not agree any concrete new measures to help Ukraine.

Ukraine fears the Russian aggression will lead to further armed conflict and has called on the West for military support.

We recently saw how Russian Federation used military force against Ukrainian vessels and arrested the ships and the sailors and we call on Russian Federation to immediately release the ships and the sailors.

"Yes, Berdyansk and Mariupol ports are partially unlocked".

"Two Ukrainian small artillery boats previously detained by FSB are reported to be redeployed to unknown location", the Ukrainian Military Portal tweeted on Monday, Dec 3.

He said that when the incident happened, he instructed his office to set up a call with the Kremlin leader to say "we are ready for this negotiation to de-escalate. and unfortunately, until now, Putin did not answer my request for a direct phone conversation".