Tensions rise as Russia fires on Ukrainan vessels, wounding 2



As NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the Ukrainian navy says Russia fired on its vessels off the coast of Crimea, which Russian forces occupied and seized in two thousand fourteen since Russia annexed Crimea ships travelling to Ukrainian ports on the sea of Azov have had to travel through a narrow bottleneck the Kerch strait controlled by Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin opened an eleven mile long bridge across the strait this year. On Sunday through cranium naval vessels tried to pass underneath the bridge, but were stopped by the Russian coastguard. Moscow says Ukraine is trying to provoke new hostilities while Kiev says it's continuing to be a target of Russian aggression. Target of Russian aggression. Ukraine is calling for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security council to address Russia's blockage of the Kerch strait. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. President Trump will be back out on the campaign trail

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