Andrew Wilson, professor of Ukrainian Studies at University College London in the United Kingdom, told Newsweek that Ukraine's official explanation for the new rules "is sound", saying the move was intended "to stop "little green men" appearing, or 'polite people, '" using some of the nicknames given to the advance Russian troops in Crimea.
About it reports "Interfax-Ukraine" with reference to the press service of the Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova.
A third, Anastasia, said: "I have many Russian friends who worry for us like we worry for them".
Adrian Karatnycky of the Atlantic Council urges us to build up USA naval forces in the Black Sea, send anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles to Ukraine, ratchet up sanctions on Russia, threaten to expel her from the SWIFT system of worldwide bank transactions, and pressure Europe to cancel the Russians' Nord Stream 2 and South Stream oil pipelines into Europe.
Ukrainian authorities have sought to portray the Russian Orthodox in Ukraine as supporting Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine - claims that have been rejected by its clerics.
Ten Russian vessels chase the Ukrainian boats into worldwide waters.
The G7 group of nations also weighed in on Ukraine's behalf, blaming Moscow's actions that had "dangerously raised tensions".
The Ukrainian church has formally been under the Russian Orthodox Church for centuries, so this step would be momentous, splitting the world's largest Eastern Orthodox denomination.
The three ships are seized and 24 Ukrainian sailors taken prisoner.
But Ukraine and foreign observers said it marked the culmination of a yearslong effort by Moscow to force its authority on the Sea of Azov, the waters of which are shared between the two countries, according to a 2003 agreement. Putin noted that two Ukrainian Security Service officers were among the crew and were effectively in charge of the operation.More news: Nintendo's Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales Top $250 Million
Ukraine called the incident "an act of aggression", but Russian Federation maintains that the Ukrainian ships had trespassed in its waters.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's comments to German media were part of a concerted push by Kiev to gain Western support for more sanctions against Moscow.
She says "we can only resolve this in talks with one another because there is no military solution to all of these conflicts". But the military alliance, which Ukraine one day hopes to join, has stopped short of offering to deploy new forces in the area to deter Russian Federation. The Kremlin said Poroshenko's request looked created to cause more tensions in the area.
The U.S. Senate unanimously supported a resolution condemning Russia's actions in relation to the flagrant offence in the sea of Azov.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko chairs a meeting with heads of military and security forces in Kiev, Ukraine November 30, 2018.
Ukraine has filed a complaint against Russian Federation in the European Court of Human Rights for firing on three of its ships and boarding them on Sunday, the court said. "We discussed this subject with both sides".
Poroshenko's move follows Thursday's decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to scrap his much-anticipated meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires.
On Nov. 25 a Ukrainian tugboat and two small gunboats attempt to pass through the narrow Kerch Strait to reach the port of Mariupol in the Sea of Azov. In order to stop the Ukrainian ships, weapons had to be used.
President Petro Poroshenko made the call in an interview with the German daily Bild published Thursday, saying that "we hope that states within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are now ready to relocate naval ships to the Sea of Azov in order to assist Ukraine and provide security".