UN Security Council calls emergency meeting over Ukraine: Nikki Haley

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Washington,nov 27:
The Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday after Russia confirmed it had seized three Ukrainian naval ships by force in a strait near Moscow-annexed Crimea, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said.”An emergency Security Council meeting has been called for tomorrow at 11:00 am,” she tweeted.The meeting was requested by both Russia and Ukraine, diplomatic sources told news agency AFP.Ukraine’s navy had accused Russia of the unprecedented incident, including firing on its vessels in the Kerch Strait, a narrow waterway that gives access to the Sea of Azov that is used by both countries.
“In order to stop the Ukrainian military ships, weapons were used,” Russia’s FSB security service said, confirming that “three Ukrainian navy ships were boarded and searched.”Ukraine’s navy said the incident took place as two small warships and a tugboat were heading through the strait for the port of Mariupol.

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