EU ambassadors agree to slap sanctions on eight Russians over Kerch Strait incident

21:59, 20 February 2019
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"EU ambs have decided to prolong the asset freezes and visa bans on 163 people and 44 entities responsible for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine. [They] will be officially prolonged in early March. An additional 8 people will [be] added later for the Sea of Azov," Brussels reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Rikard Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, February 20.

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Russian security forces captured three Ukrainian navy boats with 24 sailors on November 25, 2018.

They were relocated from Russian-occupied Crimea to Russia's capital, Moscow. Their detention period was prolonged until April 24.

Ukraine insists the sailors are prisoners of war.

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