Seized Ukrainian military vessels are seen in the port of Kerch, Crimea in November. Photo: AFP

Russia gives back three ships seized from Ukraine, foreign ministry says

  • Russian forces boarded and took control of the ships as they headed through the Kerch Strait last November
  • Moscow maintained that Ukraine had committed a ‘crime’ by ordering its sailors to carry out ‘provocative actions’
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Seized Ukrainian military vessels are seen in the port of Kerch, Crimea in November. Photo: AFP
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A seized Ukrainian ship is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel out of the port in Kerch. Photo: Reuters

Russia set to return Ukrainian ships seized a year ago amid simmering tensions

  • The TV channel Crimea 24 released footage of the three Ukrainian boats being towed by the Russian coastguard across the Kerch Strait
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A seized Ukrainian ship is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel out of the port in Kerch. Photo: Reuters
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