Fears Of ‘Full-Blown Military Incursion’ Into Ukraine
Russia has stormed three Ukrainian warships, prompting fears of further incursions into Ukrainian territory.
Shots were fired and stun grenades as the Ukrainian corvette Khmelnitsky was seized in Sevastopol (pictured) while another ship, the Lutsk, was also surrounded by pro-Russian forces.
Ukrainian servicemen were also seen disembarking a third ship, the Ternopil corvette.
There were not thought to be any casualties, however…
Meanwhile Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Yurii Klymenko, has also expressed concerns that Russia may be intending a further military incursion into Ukraine territory.
He said: ‘There are indications that Russia is on its way to unleash a full blown military intervention in Ukraine’s east and south’.
His statement was widely supported by other ambassadors, but challenged by a Russian diplomat, who read a prepared statement justifying Russia’s actions so far.