Reuters: No Trump-Putin meeting while Russia holds Ukraine ships – Bolton

18:58, 13 December 2018
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"I don't see circumstances in the foreseeable future where such a meeting could take place until the ships and the crews are released," Bolton told reporters at a Washington think tank, Reuters reported.

Read alsoUkrainian tug commander refuses to testify, tells Russian investigators he's war prisoner

Russia seized three Ukrainian navy vessels and their combined crew of 24 last month off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea and accused them of illegally entering Russian waters.

Ukraine has said Russia captured the two small gunboats and one tugboat illegally and accused Moscow of military aggression.

Two Ukrainian navy captains being held in a Russian jail have refused to provide testimony because they consider themselves prisoners of war, their lawyers said.

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