Putin to voice his stance on Kerch strait incident soon

Putin to voice his stance on Kerch strait incident soon

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Moscow, Nov 27: Russian President Vladimir Putin will soon voice his stance on the incident in the Kerch Strait, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

On Sunday, Ukraine's Berdyansk and Nikopol gunboats and the Yany Kapu tug crossed the Russian maritime border. According to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), the vessels sailed toward the Kerch Strait, an entrance to the Sea of Azov, where the ships were seized by Russia due to the lack of reply to a lawful demand to stop. In response to the situation in the Kerch Strait, the Ukrainian authorities decided on Monday to introduce martial law in selected regions of Ukraine along the border with Russia as well as along the coast of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov for 30 days.

"You know that from the very beginning of these provocative actions he received comprehensive information from our border guards and relevant agencies. When the time comes, the president will give all the necessary clarifications. In particular, he will probably talk to media in Argentina, therefore, I think, the president will voice his position in the coming days," Peskov told reporters, when asked why Putin had not yet expressed his stance on the Kerch Strait incident. (UNI- Sputnik)