U.S. President Donald Trump may cancel a scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia seized three Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait area on November 25. He said this in an interview with The Washington Post.
Президент США Дональд Трамп может отменить запланированную встречу с президентом РФ Владимиром Путиным после того, как Россия захватила три украинских военно-морских судна в районе Керченского пролива 25 ноября. Об этом он рассказал в интервью The Washington Post.
Asked whether he thought Putin was within his rights to capture three Ukrainian ships and their crews Sunday in the Black Sea, Trump said he was awaiting a "full report" from his national security team Tuesday evening about the incident… "That will be very determinative", - Trump said. "Maybe I won't have the meeting. Maybe I won't even have the meeting", - he did not rule out.
Earlier, commenting on the seizure by Russians of Ukrainian ships near the Crimea, Trump stated that he did not like what was happening between Russia and Ukraine.
As previously reported, on November 25, Ukrainian Berdiansk and Nikopol small armored artillery boats and Yany Kapu tugboat carried out a planned transfer from the port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol. They were intercepted by four border ships of the Russian Federation near the Kerch Strait, although, according to the Ukrainian Navy, the Russian party was informed about the transfer of the ship crew in advance. In the evening, the ship crew of the Navy of the AFU moved to the exit from the strait. Russian ships began pursuing, then opened fire and seized the Ukrainian ships. According to the Ministry of Defence, six Ukrainian sailors were injured, 23 servicemen were captured.
In the evening of November 26, the Verkhovna Rada imposed martial law in 10 oblasts of Ukraine for 30 days.
On November 27, occupation court of the Crimea arrested 15 Ukrainian sailors for two months.