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diff Ukraine Declares Martial Law Over Escalating Tension With Russia
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  Tensions escalate between nations after claims Russia captures 3 Ukrainian vessels by force, leaving several injured.
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  Ukraine’s parliament has voted to support President Petro Poroshenko’s proposed 30-day martial law in areas bordering Russia, Transnistria, Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
  The act, which allows officials to regulate the media and restrict public rallies, will begin on November 28. It was voted to pass on Monday, November 26 by 276 government members, with only 30 voting against the implementation of what it has described as a “partial mobilisation.”
  Tensions have recently increased after Ukraine claims Russia captured two armoured gunboats and a tug boat as they attempted to enter the Sea of Azoz from the Black Sea at the Kerch Strait. Russia in turn has claimed the 23 members of the Ukrainian armed forces had illegally entered their waters on November 25.
  Russia has come under criticism for its role, with ambassadors from Britain, France and the United States using a Security Council session to accuse Russia of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty. NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also “expressed full support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.”
  The clash is the first time that Ukraine and Russia have come into open conflict since 2014, though Ukraine remains in conflict with Russian backed separatists in the east of the country.
&nbsp An estimated 10,000 people have died in confrontations between Ukraine and Russian supported forces since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.
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  <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/world/europe/russia-ukraine-kerch-strait.html?action=click&amp;module=Top%20Stories&amp;pgtype=Homepage">Ukraine Declares Martial Law Over Naval Attack by Russia – NY Times</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ukraine-crisis-russia-martiallaw/ukrainian-lawmakers-approve-introduction-of-martial-law-idUKKCN1NV2GO">Ukrainian lawmakers approve introduction of martial law</a> – Reuters</p>
  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-46351715/why-tensions-between-russia-and-ukraine-are-so-high">Why tensions between Russia and Ukraine are so high</a> – BBC</p>
  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46352367">Ukraine backs martial law after sea clash</a> – BBC</p>
  <p><a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ukraine-crisis-russia/russia-ignores-western-protests-over-seized-ukrainian-ships-ukraine-mulls-martial-law-idUKKCN1NV0MW">Russia ignores Western protests over seized Ukrainian ships, Ukraine mulls martial law – Reuters</a></p>

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