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Ukraine got its ships back but at what cost?


After 358 days, three captured Ukrainian ships were finally released by the Russian government on November 19. The ships’ fate has been a major point of contention as the Ukrainian and Russian presidents prepare to meet for the first time in Paris next month.

Two gunboats, the Berdyansk and Nikopol, and the tugboat Yana Kapa, were seized along with twenty-four Ukrainian sailors by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in a November 2018 attack widely seen as a violation of international law. The return of these boats to Ukrainian custody was met with glowing praise from French President Emmanuel Macron, who, …read more

Source:: Atlantic Council

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