Amid ongoing tension between Russia and Ukraine over minor scuffle like situation at a sea close to Crimea, the Ukrainian President has issued a warning.
The Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko went ahead to warn that there is a threat of “full-scale war” now.
He added that Russia had sharply increased its military presence on their shared border as tensions escalate between the ex-Soviet neighbours.
The crisis also threatened growing diplomatic fallout with US President Donald Trump warning that he may cancel a long-awaited summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
It need be mentioned that Donald Trump is scheduled to meet Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires at the end of this week.
The Ukrainian side has been pointing to sudden surge in number of Russian units deployed along the Ukraine-Russian border.
He spoke after Russian forces seized three of Kiev’s ships off the coast of Crimea on Sunday and captured 24 Ukrainian sailors.
Kiev has now demanded the release of the sailors and urged Western allies to impose further sanctions on Moscow.
It has raised fears of a wider escalation — in a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people since 2014 — and prompted international calls for restraint.
The Ukrainian parliament late on Monday voted in favour of Poroshenko’s request for the introduction of martial law in border areas for 30 days.>