Russian Naval vessels and transport vessels block off the strait as there is heightened #military readiness
Casualties reported by #Ukraine Navy spokeman.
Ukrainian Navy Ships Berdyansk & Nikipol hit by Russian Naval Warships. Their engines damaged, Russian Naval Special Forces board the ships alongside a 3rd Ukrainian Naval vessel, Captains in custody.
Others vessels move to international waters.
Russians have so far deployed over 50 Vessels, Su-25 Jets, Ka-52 attack helicopters.
Amidst further escalations, All Ukrainian Naval force mustered and on standby.
If imposed, the approval of President Poroshenko will be needed.
He appeals to the partner countries under the Budapest Memorandum, to the EU countries and members nations of the Budapest memorandum to coordinate effective measures to protect Ukraine.