Poroshenko explains timing of Russia's attack on Ukrainian ships near Kerch Strait

Donald Trump has said that he will not meet Russian president Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump has said that he will not meet Russian president Vladimir Putin

The meeting is agreed.

"It's a legal instrument that has consequences for those who are affected by the sanctions so that means you need to consider and discuss it carefully", said the spokesman.

"I am getting a report on that tonight and that will determine what happens at the meeting", Trump said. Maybe I won't have the meeting.

Ukraine introduced martial law in parts of the country after the seizure of its ships saying it feared a possible Russian invasion.

Ukraine said the vessels were not even in the disputed waters but in global waters when a Russian patrol ship blocked their way.

A number of global representatives weighed in on the escalating naval standoff between Russian Federation and Ukraine on Wednesday, as the protagonists continued to blame one another for the incident that sparked it on Sunday off the coast of Crimea.

Kudlow said the administration has been "extremely disappointed" by China's engagement in trade talks but the meeting between Trump and Xi on the sidelines of the G-20 summit could be a game-changer.

"We do not like what's happening either way and, hopefully, it will get straightened out", Trump said, according to ABC news.

"We can not accept this aggressive policy of Russian Federation".

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All of the sailors face jail terms of up to six years if found guilty of what Moscow says was a plot to illegally cross the Russian border by trying to pass through the strait without advance notice and ignoring calls to stop.

Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and has bolstered the Black Sea peninsula's military defenses with three S-400 systems since 2017. In essence, Russian Federation has blocked the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov.

On Wednesday the European Union strongly condemned Russia's actions but failed to agree on new sanctions against Russian Federation.

Ukraine contends that its vessels followed global maritime rules.

Videos appeared online showing a Russian coast guard vessel ramming the Ukrainian navy tugboat in the Kerch Strait.

A photograph of the damaged Ukrainian vessel was published November 26 on a military news website, showing the damage allegedly from a Russian 30 mm naval cannon projectile.

A court in Simferopol, the capital of Crimea, on Tuesday ordered the other 15 Ukrainian sailors to be detained for two months pending a possible trial. Three of the sailors were wounded but were not in serious condition.

"The Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov - Mariupol and Berdiansk - are effectively under blockade by the Russian Federation". "Border patrol officials of the Russian Federation warned us that we were in violation of Russian law".

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