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A detained Ukrainian serviceman and crew member of one of Ukrainian naval ships which were recently seized by Russia's FSB security service looks out of a minibus window outside a court building in Simferopol Crimea

During Sunday's confrontation, Russian vessels rammed a Ukrainian tugboat and opened fire on two other ships before seizing the boats and taking their crew members into custody.

It has said the Ukrainians were violating Russian waters and that Ukraine did not inform Russian officials of its naval movements.

On Twitter, Trump said that his decision was "based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russian Federation".

It was not clear whether Merkel knew of Poroshenko's call for NATO's deployment when she spoke.

Ukraine's border service chief said there would be exceptions on humanitarian grounds, such as if Russians needed to attend the funeral of a relative.

The Kremlin said it has not been notified of a cancellation.

"This means that discussion of important issues on the worldwide and bilateral agenda will be postponed indefinitely", Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian state media.

"Europe is united in its support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity", Tusk told reporters on the sidelines of this weekend's G20 summit in Argentina. Several dozen Ukrainian ships have been blocked from either entering or leaving the sea.

Poroshenko said the West should show solidarity with Ukraine if it wants to contain Russian Federation under Putin. The only language he [Putin] understands is the solidarity of the Western world.

In his first extensive remarks since the confrontation at sea on Sunday, Putin said it had been orchestrated by Kiev as a "provocation".

All foreigners will face added checks, and Russian men aged 16 to 60 will not be allowed to enter the country at all. "They can get away with whatever they do".

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Macron, whose popularity ratings are sliding regularly, has not commented. "What's certain is that I won't vote for him again". Overall 52 people had been detained across France and 106 people had been injured, five seriously, the interior ministry said.

Ukraine imposed martial law earlier this week following an escalation in the long-simmering conflict between the two nations over Crimea, which Moscow seized in 2014.

The Ukrainian parliament on Monday voted in favour of Poroshenko's request for martial law, which gives authorities the power to mobilise citizens with military experience, regulate the media and restrict public rallies in affected areas.

Poroshenko said Ukraine's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies were needed "to provide security" after Russian forces seized the ships and their crews on Sunday.

Ukraine's Ministry of Infrastructure says Russian Federation has blocked 35 merchant ships from leaving or entering the Sea of Azov since Wednesday.

Spokesman of the General Staff Vadym Skybitsky explained that the image is supposed to show the possible extent of Russian military aggression in the Azov and the Black Sea region.

Andriy Shevchenko, the Ukrainian ambassador to Canada, said Trudeau should use his position as G7 president to deal with the current crisis.

Trump announced Thursday on Twitter he would not be meeting Putin because "the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russian Federation".

About 17 percent of Ukrainians identify as ethnic Russians, and Russian is widely spoken in the eastern and southern regions of the country. Fighting in the region has killed more than 10,000 people and exchanges of...

The Russian military reportedly deployed a battalion of S-400 missile systems to the disputed peninsula. His comments were reported in the German newspaper Bild. "And that in five to six years the Ukrainian public will vote for more pro Russian forces", he said.

"Those who have such opportunities could help by exerting influence on the Ukrainian authorities", Peskov said.

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