Putin Says He And Trump Briefly Discussed Ukraine Naval Confrontation

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November 25, the border service of the Federal Security Service of Russia detained three Ukrainian warships, which, without warning, violated the sea border and made risky maneuvers in Russian waters. "We need increased presence warships from Germany and allied nations in the Black Sea to send a message and deter Russian Federation", he told Funke media group.

Merkel said Germany had suggested - and Russian Federation agreed - that discussions about the dispute should continue at the advisor level in the four-way Normandy format that has sought to ease tensions between Ukraine and Russian Federation.

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a "brief, impromptu" meeting at the G-20 summit in Argentina despite Trump's abrupt cancellation on Thursday, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told a Russian news agency.

Trump's administration has accused Russian Federation of non-compliance with the 31-year-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty and has said it will pull out of the deal as a result.

Putin said that Ukrainian Navy boats had illegally crossed into Russian waters last week and drew a diagram of the violation.

"I want to make it quite clear, though, that free shipping to the Sea of Azov must be guaranteed to the Ukrainian coasts and cities".

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Trump's business dealings in Russian Federation took center stage on Thursday right before his departure for the summit in Buenos Aires, when his former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a project in Moscow in an August 2017 statement to US lawmakers.

Poroshenko said the move was meant to prevent undercover Russian military units from entering the country after Russia seized three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews.

"(Russia) has deployed land forces of around 80,000 Russian troops, about 1,400 artillery and missile systems, 900 tanks, 2,300 armoured vehicles, about 500 planes and 300 helicopters", Poroshenko wrote on Twitter.

Kiev's pleas for help had also apparently fallen on deaf ears as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation provided a tight-lipped response, with the spokeswoman Oana Lungescu saying the bloc already has a sizeable naval presence in the Black Sea. He spoke Saturday said at an Ukrainian military event.

The martial law order included a ban on entry to Ukraine of all Russian males aged 16 to 60, a move Poroshenko said is created to prevent undercover Russian military units from infiltrating the country. In response, Kyiv imposed martial law in some regions of Ukraine.

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