Merkel and Macron "demand release" of Ukrainian sailors

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are demanding that Russia releases Ukrainian sailors arrested along with their three ships last month.

Source: Tanjug
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“We demand safe, free and unimpeded transit for all ships through the Kerch Strait and the immediate and unconditional release of all illegally detained Ukrainian seafarers,” Merkel and Macron said in a joint statement quoted by Reuters.

Russia last month seized the vessels and their crew, stressing that they had violated the country's territorial waters, which Ukraine denies.

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