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URGENT: Serious situation brewing up at the Azov sea as Russian Naval vessel rammed a Ukrainian naval units tryimg to pass Kerch strait. Russia has now blocked off the strait and Russian commandos rappelling down via a MI-8 Helicopter in nearby town
Russia announces suspension of maritime navigation in the Kerch Strait, which connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov, for all commercial vessels:

Russian Naval vessels and transport vessels block off the strait as there is heightened #military readiness
URGENT: Ukrainian Naval Vessel currently been fired upon by Russian Naval Warships. One Ukrainian Warship the Berdyansk is hit.
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.
Emergency cabinet meeting called by Ukraine President Poroshenko.

Just as Ukrainian Ministry of Defense Website goes offline.
Ukraine Navy Gyurza class Berdiansk (U175) artillery vessel's engine were disabled by Russian fire. The crew of all 3 ukrainian vessels taken into custody including 3 injured crew members.
Video: Russian Navy Su-25 warplanes earlier doing a Fly-by over the Strait of Kerch.

Russians have so far deployed over 50 Vessels, Su-25 Jets, Ka-52 attack helicopters.
UPDATE: 3 more Ukraine Sailors injured raising the number of WIA to 6.

Amidst further escalations, All Ukrainian Naval force mustered and on standby.
SIGINT: Ukrainian #military Communication on station number 4540 khz.
Standby Ukrainian Naval units carrying out Radio tests among themselves.…
Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council to discuss whether to impose martial law which I think is likely.
If imposed, the approval of President Poroshenko will be needed.
The Crimean airspace still remain closed to air traffic.
Russian Su-25SMs from Primorsko-Akhtarsk in a Fly-by off the strait of Kerch.
URGENT: Ukrainian president Poroshenko say "I support the decision to impose martial law and declare state of war in Ukraine.
Hw also urged the MPs of Rada to vote for the decision Monday.
He also directed the #Military Reservists to be ready for Call-Up.

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.
Image of the siezed Ukrainian Naval vessels Berdyansk & Nikipol at the Russian FSB coast guard base in Kerch.

A total of 23 Ukrainian crew members of the vessels are in custody of the Russians.
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