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US announces NEW #Russia #sanctions with #Canada, #EU, reinforcing Western allies are united in standing against continued lawless Kremlin aggression & occupation of #Crimea, #Ukraine. #Azov #KerchStrait thehill.com/policy/finance…
#EU #sanctions hit 8 senior Russian security & military officers responsible for aggression on 3 of #Ukraine's ships in international waters at #KerchStrait near #Crimea on November 25, 2018. 24 Ukrainian sailors were arrested & brought to #Russia, where they remain imprisoned.
🇨🇦#Canada imposed #sanctions on 15 Russian entities and 114 individuals in "unwavering" support for #Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. "Russia's provocations in the Kerch Strait and its illegal and ongoing occupation of Crimea will not go unchecked"— FM Freeland
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All 24 Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia FSB in #KerchStrait declare themselves "prisoners of war." They await trial in Moscow. #Russia's outrageous open attack on #Ukraine in int'l waters off #Crimea is a HUGE int'l incident. Barely a blip in US press. ru.krymr.com/a/news-zahvat-…
Reminder THREAD on Russia's recent attack on Ukraine—ramming, shooting & seizing ships & sailors in int'l waters. Its overtness shows a dangerously brazen & newly emboldened Putin. I bet Trump's meek response to such a major attack played a big role in Mattis' decision to resign.
Yes, Trump's Syria withdrawal was the last straw for Mattis. But Mattis' bold remarks & acts re Russia attacking Ukraine in Kerch Strait take on new significance given his resignation. Mattis condemned Putin as someone "we simply can't trust" & likely expected Trump to do same.👇
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#TrumpRussia @RepAdamSchiff @olgaNYC1211 A lot of people think @realDonaldTrump is a #Grinch, but just look at all the wonderful presents he gave to his BFF #VladimirPutin
1/When Trump shrugged off brutal murder & dismemberment of WaPo's #JamalKhashoggi and disputed Saudi Crown Prince #MBS's role, #Putin loved it and responded by giving #MBS celebratory high-five.cnn.com/2018/11/20/pol…
2/Similarly, @realDonaldTrump said that even though Russia may have murdered dissidents, journalists, and others critical of #Putin, it wasn't a problem because "it's not in our country." washingtonpost.com/politics/putin…
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At his #G20Summit press conference, Putin said he "informed Trump of #Russia's position regarding the #KerchStrait incident." #Russia's state media later commented that Trump "wasn't prepared for a meeting with Putin" and "had nothing to say."
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The United States expresses its deep concern over the incident in the Black Sea that occurred November 25 as Ukrainian vessels attempted to transit through the Kerch Strait.
Reports that Russian vessels rammed and fired on the Ukrainian ships, injuring Ukrainian crewmen, before seizing three vessels, represent a dangerous escalation and a violation of international law.
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@Partisangirl The preponderance of evidence is overwhelming, summarized in detail here. The #KerchStrait Crisis' was planned provocation - just look at the results... 21stcenturywire.com/2018/11/26/evi… #Russia #Ukraine #Crimea #Kerch #Donbass #G20Argentina
"This is perhaps the most telling piece of evidence: on Tuesday, 27 November 2018, the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, will be will meet with the Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada), H.E. Mr. Andriy Parubiy at NATO Headquarters"
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Want to know the narratives playing out on Russian media related to events in the #KerchStrait - this analysis by the Hybrid Warfare Analytical Group at the @uacrisis centre.

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"We've been closely monitoring the Kremlin media over the last 24 hours."

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2/11 "Main messages of the Russian propaganda regarding the crisis in the Kerch Strait, close to annexed Crimea, can be divided into two main groups: those directly concerning the seizure of three Ukrainian vessels and those on the wider political situation."
3/11 "Key points for Group 1 are as follows:

Allegedly, Ukraine hasn't warned Russia about the ships’ movement beforehand & the ships seized performed dangerous maneuvers in the Russian waters;
It is claimed that the Ukrainian boats received a warning that they chose to ignore"
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#Ukraine’s on the verge of martial law b/c #Russia just seriously escalated its 4yo illegal war—blocking key Kerch Strait, firing on & seizing 3 Ukrainian navy ships, wounding 6 Ukrainian sailors—AND Trump attacks NATO & EU. Appalling, terrifying & expected of a #PutinPuppet.
#Russia’s fresh aggression in its 4+yr illegal war on #Ukraine is a crisis with advance warning. Read @KyivPost’s coverage of Russia’s military threats to gain control of Azov Sea kyivpost.com/ukraine-politi… via @BSBonner #KerchStrait #KerchBlockade #PutinWar #RussiaAttacksUkraine
Escalating tensions between #Russia and #Ukraine in the Sea of Azov bear echoes of Russian provocations that led to the war with Georgia in 2008 atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atla… via @AtlanticCouncil h/t @IlvesToomas #KerchBlockade #KerchStrait #RussiaAttacksUkraine #BlackSea
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