On November 26, Ukraine's parliament backed Poroshenko's decree declaring a 30-say martial law in ten regions, identified as "most susceptible to a possible Russian attack" - and this took place after Sunday's incident in the Kerch Strait, when Russian services confiscated three Ukrainian ships and arrested their crews, accusing them of violating Russia's borders.
The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, tweeted that the latest measure was created to prevent Russia from forming units of "private" armies, "which in reality are representatives of the armed forces of the Russian Federation", on Ukrainian soil.
The country has banned Russian men aged between 16 and 60 from entering Ukraine so they can't form "private armies".
"We ask the Ukrainian side, too, to be sensible because we know that we can only solve things through being reasonable and through dialogue because there is no military solution to these disputes", she said.
The ban will last 30 days - as long as the martial law introduced this week in much of Ukraine after Russian Federation seized three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews. We lack not only the resources, but also the will to let our young people die fighting another country's young people.
Ukraine has said that six sailors were injured when the ships were taken, although Russian Federation insists that it was only three and that they have been given medical assistance.
While NATO condemned the Russian action, the alliance is not expected to send ships into the Sea of Azov, a deployment that could trigger a confrontation with Russia.
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"Putin wants the old Russian empire back", he said. The Ukrainian naval vessels were in full compliance with a 2003 bilateral treaty governing access to the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov.
For his part, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned that there is a threat of a full-blown war with Russian Federation. The Azov Sea is mostly extremely shallow: Russian submarines and warships of the Black Sea Fleet can not operate there effectively, while the U.S. and its allies have some modern well-armed warships capable of operating in the coastal littoral.
"First it was Crimea, then eastern Ukraine, now he wants the Sea of Azov", Poroshenko said.
Martial law has been imposed in 10 Ukrainian regions until December 26. They ignored legitimate demands to stop issued by vessels belonging to the FSB Border Service and the Black Sea Fleet and continued maneuvering dangerously.
On Wednesday the European Union strongly condemned Russia's actions but failed to agree on new sanctions against Russian Federation. The perception is that the Kremlin hopes to turn it into a kind of "Russian lake", and Ukraine has responded by deploying a few ships from its meager navy there.
The state-run TASS news agency also reported Friday the captured sailors will remain in jail for two months during an investigation.
It soon became clear the men were Russian soldiers, infiltrating the peninsula to bring it under control before Moscow ordered an official occupation of the region.
In a primer published on the G20 summit, former Canadian diplomat Colin Robertson and vice president with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute said Trudeau must see if he and Freeland can find consensus among G7 fellow leaders on Russia's recent actions in Ukraine and on human rights abuses by Saudi Arabia.