US Diplomat: Russia Should Release Ukrainian Sailors by Christmas    

Posted on December 5, 2018 6:00 pm
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U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volkers says Russia needs to release the Ukrainian sailors taken captive in the Kerch Strait in late November by Christmas or “before the New Year.” Volkers spoke with VOA on Monday in Washington, explaining that the United States and its Western allies are considering a number of options to prevent Russia from asserting any more “unilateral control” in the shared waters of the Azov Sea.  WATCH: US Ukraine Envoy: Unified US, EU Response to Russia “We don’t accept and will not accept Russia’s claimed annexation of Crimea,” he said, underlining the stance that the United

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