Listen: How dangerous is the Ukraine-Russia flare-up?
"Boats and their crews off the coast of Crimea, the weekend prompting Ukraine to impose martial law in ten border regions and to warn of the threat of full-scale war with Russia Hannah Murphy asks Henry, foyer and Romanelli cheek was behind the up. Roman each side is blaming the other for the clash what are the cranium saying starting position of the Ukrainians is that these coastal waters around Crimea belong to Ukraine because in their view, the two thousand fourteen annexation of Crimea was internationally unrecognized. It was an eerie block you patient of Ukrainian territory is position shared by Ukraine's western backers you at UNH included in additional argument that Ukrainian and the western backers old is that there should be free passage, including military vessels to the as off seat through the straits in accordance with bilateral Ukraine Russia agreement on usage of these areas from two thousand three Russia despite taking control of Crimea has itself not pulled out of this agreement as far as Sunday's incident that Ukrainian navy and Ukraine senior officials say that two of their naval vessels. Made the same journey earlier this year, the straight without being stopped. They were shattered by Russian vessels during the trip. However, Ukrainians claim that they're three vessels on this. Sunday's trip waited for more than three hours for permission to cross under the recently constructed carriage bridge. They gave up turned away heading into international waters after which they claim they were chased by Russian vessels fired upon and seize by force an energy. You have any more details on the fate of these Ukrainian cruises. And also, what are the Russian saying about why they seize the vessels? There are twenty four sailors involved on the three boats have been detained in Crimea of those three are in hospital today. The loss of those twenty four arranged in court all twenty four have been remanded in custody by a Russian judge until late January when the three engine sailors discharged hospital, they will head straight to jail to the colleagues was critical hair is the Russia's char. Ging them with an illegal crossing of the voter rather than any war crimes or anything else that simple in because it shows Moscow wants to make this about territory about who owns want about who has control of this area. So in a sense with the Russian authorities are saying is that there's no difference here for maybe people who sneak under defense, Dr Cawthrow forest to avoid checkpoint in terms of why this occurred Moscow says that these three did not have permission to south through the straight and then failed to heed demands. From the Russian coastguard ships to stop instead Moscow says Ramon said the ships turned the up and see and begun to flee the Russians chase them. They FSP say they threaten to fire if they didn't stop then they fired warning shots. And then they fight on the boats themselves when these three scientists who engine and when the Russians voted the bites and brought them back to detention in the bulletin crimen. So just to be clear to"