Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg said that “Russia used military force against Ukraine in an open and direct way” during the Kerch Strait incident, at a press conference in Brussels on Monday.

Stoltenberg also said that “there is no justification for the use of military force against Ukrainian ships and naval personnel” and called “on Russia to release immediately the Ukrainian sailors and ships it seized yesterday.”

He added that the “incident is a reminder that there is a war going on in Ukraine” and stated that “Russia must end its support to militant groups and withdraw all its forces from Ukrainian territory.”

Russia’s coastguard detained three Ukrainian vessels after they entered Russia’s Black Sea waters on Sunday.

Ukrainian authorities claim that their ships had a right to pass freely over the Kerch Strait based on international law.

Mandatory credit: NATO TV

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Vince Dhimos
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2018-11-27 02:07

The only illgality in the Ukraine affair was the Maidan coup, supported by the US. Jens is deceiving his audience by blaming the war in Donbass on Russia. In fact, Ukraine fires on innocent civilians in Donbass and has done so since the beginning. In fact, referenda were held in the Lugansk and Dontetsk regions and both showed resullts of around 90% of residents wanting to be independent of Ukraine. Who in h**l would want to be part of a state that hates you because you want to be friends with Russia? Why does Jens loathe everything Russian? Does he… Read more »

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2018-11-27 01:44

Maybe you could of cleared this up by adding the stated international law and wether or not it is in russia or ukrains favour?

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2018-11-27 04:18

Yes Sir, whatever you want. Do you also want an ice cream ?