Azov tensions continue
Ukraine accused Russia of “aggressive actions”.
Russia says inspections in Crimean waters legitimate
The Russian inspections of ships sailing through the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait are legitimate as Russia has sovereignty in waters near the Crimean Peninsula, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Russia resolutely rejects any accusations of its “aggressive and illegal actions” in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait as Crimea is part of Russia, which can exercise its sovereign rights in nearby waters, the ministry said in a statement.
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