Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Russia demands 2 Ukraine warships surrender or face seizing of ships

Ukrainian seamen stand guard on the Ukrainian navy ship Slavutich at harbor of Sevastopol. (AP) Ukrainian seamen stand guard on the Ukrainian navy ship Slavutich at harbor of Sevastopol. (AP)
Associated Press | Kiev | Posted: March 3, 2014 11:57 pm | Updated: March 4, 2014 12:11 am

Ukraine says Russian forces controlling the strategic region of Crimea are demanding that the crew of two Ukrainian warships must surrender.

Ukrainian Defence Ministry spokesperson Maksim Prauta said four Russian navy ships were blocking Ukraine’s anti-submarine
warship Ternopil and the command ship Slavutych in Sevastopol’s harbour.

He said the Russians ordered the crew to surrender within the hour or face Russians storming and seizing the ships and
crew.

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