The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Russia-Ukraine tensions.
Ukraine says Russia opened fire on its navy near Crimea pic.twitter.com/79jDF9pWfQ
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) November 26, 2018
#GME | Tensions have escalated in the Sea of Azov after Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels. Each side is blaming the other for the incident. Our Moscow correspondent Galina Polonskaya has more on this developing story.https://t.co/Rve1LorsqB pic.twitter.com/Ez54yLI1B1
— euronews (@euronews) November 26, 2018
Worrying escalation in the Sea of Azov: Russian naval vessels "carried out openly aggressive actions against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy" today, including "ramming" a Ukrainian tugboat, reports Ukrainian Navy. My August dispatch for important context: https://t.co/WeyrEm5Ynd pic.twitter.com/lYeMrAI181
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) November 25, 2018
Signs of Russia suddenly escalating confrontation with Ukraine. Blocking Kerch straits and acces to Sea of Azov. Also blockages at land borders. pic.twitter.com/ddkgUQY04a
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) November 25, 2018
#Russia uses its own vessels to physically block the passage under the #Kerch Strait bridge from the #BlackSea to the #SeaofAzov, including to #Ukraine's ports of Mariupol & Berdyansk. These measures block commercial marine cargo in the Kerch Strait:https://t.co/xJy4kF11Cl pic.twitter.com/B3ZkaE7jdI
— Alex Kokcharov (@AlexKokcharov) November 25, 2018
Escalating tensions in the Azov Sea and Kerch Strait have. We expect Russia to restore freedom of passage at the Kerch strait and urge all to act with utmost restraint to de-escalate the situation immediatelyhttps://t.co/TVDbVOvN7W
— Maja Kocijančič (@MajaEUspox) November 25, 2018
#NATO is closely monitoring developments in the #AzovSea & #KerchStrait, & we are in contact with the #Ukrainian authorities. We call for restraint & de-escalation. Read my full statement: pic.twitter.com/DDtfvNLa4K
— Oana Lungescu (@NATOpress) November 25, 2018
Canada condemns Russian aggression towards #Ukraine in the #KerchStrait. We call on #Russia to immediately de-escalate, release the captured vessels, and allow for freedom of passage. Canada is unwavering in its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty.
— Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) November 26, 2018
— Dalia Grybauskaitė (@Grybauskaite_LT) November 26, 2018
Deeply concerning escalation by Russia in Kerch Strait. Russia must stop its provocative behaviour and allow for maritime transport in accordance with international law. Welcome discussion in UNSC on how to avoid further escalation.
— Margot Wallström (@margotwallstrom) November 26, 2018
Let's hear it from the United States and NATO. How they react in the Ukraine will decide how China will act in the South China Sea. Hello. Hellll-llllow. Hello? Hello? Is there anyone there? https://t.co/bAfU6gaSgD
— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) November 25, 2018
Still nothing from the State Department, Secretary Pompeo or US Embassy Ukraine as of this writing, but the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine did tweet a comment with three question marks. Note that the tweet isn’t ALL CAPS.
Russia rams Ukrainian vessel peacefully traveling toward a Ukrainian port. Russia seizes ships and crew and then accuses Ukraine of provocation???
— Kurt Volker (@SpecRepUkraine) November 26, 2018
Also here’s the chief diplomat of the United States tweeting about military protection pay but no tweets, ALL CAPS or otherwise about the incident that Ukrainian Navy said has wounded six Ukrainian servicemen when Russian forces shot at and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels off the coast of Crimea.
Europe has to pay their fair share for Military Protection. The European Union, for many years, has taken advantage of us on Trade, and then they don’t live up to their Military commitment through NATO. Things must change fast!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2018
Today @realDonaldTrump has written 9 tweets but none about the biggest question today: Russia's new military aggression in Ukraine, seizing 3 naval ships & blocking the international waters of the Azov Sea.
Retweet if you think Trump must not see Putin at the G20 in Argentina!
— Anders Åslund (@anders_aslund) November 25, 2018