Breaking News, 28th of November, 2018
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the martial law in the country took place due to the threat of a full-scale war with Russia, Interfax reported. “I want no-one to think that this is a joke. Ukraine is under a threat of a full-scale war with Russia” — the Ukrainian president said during an interview with Ukrainian television channels on Tuesday. He noted that this statement is confirmed by an increase in the Russian military contingent near the Ukrainian borders. Petro Poroshenko also said that after the detention of the Ukrainian warships in the Kerch Strait — he tried to have a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he did not receive a response. According to him — he was forced to ask the German Chancellor Angela Merkel for help, so she could talk with Vladimir Putin about the release of the Ukrainian sailors.
12 Ukrainian sailors were charged with illegal crossing of the border, RIA News reports with a reference to the press service of the Ombudsman for Crimea — Lyudmila Lubina. Yesterday, a court in the city of Simferopol detained them for 2 months. On the morning of 25th of November, the Ukrainian warships “Berdyansk”, “Nikopol” and “Yani Kapu” violated the borders of Russia — the ships entered the temporarily closed Russian water area, and spent several hours in there without responding to the radio calls from the Russian border guards. Later all three warships were detained.
All anonymous calls about bombs in large shopping centers in Moscow were made from a phone registered in Ukraine, a source in the law enforcement announced. Earlier in Moscow, due to anonymous calls, more than 5,000 people were evacuated from 15 shopping centers. “The calls were anonymous and from outside of Russia. The investigation is looking for the source of the calls.” — the source told to RIA NEWS. As TASS understood from the law enforcement agencies of Moscow — more than 5,000 people were evacuated from 15 shopping centers because of the anonymous reports on the possible explosions. Half of the shopping centers have already been searched. The information on the bombs was not confirmed.
John Herbst, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, suggested to Washington and their allies in the EU to ban Russian ships, departing from the ports of Azov, from entering the European and American seaports. This was stated in his report, published on the website of the American Atlantic Council. He called on the United States and the EU to introduce preemptive sanctions in order to restrain »Russian aggression”, and continue the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Interestingly enough, the document appeared on the website of the Atlantic Council on 21st of November — a few days before the incident in the Kerch Strait.
During a meeting in Argentina, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin the matter of creation of a new format for the consultations on the peace treaty, the Kyodo agency reported while citing its government sources. The sources claim that in the new format — Japan will be represented by the Secretary General of the National Security Council — Setaro Yachi, and the Deputy Foreign Minister — Takeo Akiba. Russian Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov, the Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, and the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov will represent Russia, TASS reports. Japan plans to organize the first meeting in this format during the current year.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expects the appearance of NATO warships in the Black Sea due to the incident in the Kerch Strait. He made this announcement during an interview with the NBC, RT reports with a reference to the press service of the Ukrainian President. “One of the possible options to support Ukraine could be several NATO warships in the Black Sea, since this is the matter of global security». According to the Ukrainian President — »it is possible to discuss which countries can provide such warships, but they should be NATO countries for sure.” — the press service added