Sarah Sanders to Reporters: Russia Meeting Canceled Over Ukraine, Not Mueller

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However, he later abruptly cancelled, citing Russia's failure to return the Ukrainian ships and sailors it seized last weekend during a confrontation on the Kerch Strait. He said he would decide on a course afterward. "Argentina has traditionally been very close to United Kingdom and USA operations from an intelligence perspective, so there's a lot of very anti-Russian intelligence operatives in Argentina and certainly the situation would be far more risky for Putin to go into what I would consider the lions den, South America".

"I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!" he added, Xinhua news agency reported. "I don't want that aggression at all".

But the decision to cancel the Putin meeting came just a few hours after Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, admitting that he'd lied to Congress about a project to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Tensions remain high in the Sea of Azov - which both Ukraine and Russian Federation share access to - following Sunday's clashes.

Russian Federation also seized 2 Ukrainian vessel and captured 24 Ukrainian sailors who had been arrested in the occupied Crimea. A decision on the rest was expected yesterday.

29 Nov prisoners of war were taken to Moscow in jail. At least three of the men are in hospital.

"Germany is one of our closest allies, and we hope that states within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are now willing to deploy naval vessels to the Sea of Azov in order to support Ukraine and to guarantee its safety", Bild quotes him as saying.

That led Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to declare martial law in some parts of his country for 30 days.

"He had to do something to make the situation more tense", Mr Putin told an investment forum in Moscow. The three vessels were detained in Russian territorial waters.

Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, noted that the meeting, which is set for Saturday, has been prepared through official channels and Moscow expects Washington to notify it of any changes in the same way. "But outlaw actions like this one continue to make that impossible", US Ambassador Nikki Haley told a UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine Monday.

The naval boats had been sailing from Odessa to Mariupol, a Ukrainian port on the Azov sea, when they were confronted by the FSB vessels. Germany, too, has to ask itself: "What will Putin do next if we do not stop him?"

Kiev is banking on its Western allies to provide military support to contain Russian Federation, which it says is preparing to invade its territory by land.

"First of all, questions related to bilateral relations, we need to think about how to start talking on matters of bilateral relations, on matters of strategic security and disarmament and on regional conflicts", he told journalists in a regular press briefing. However, during the exit from the Kerch Strait, the Russian border guard vessel opened fire on Ukrainian ships, in result, 6 Ukrainian soldiers were injured.

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