Kremlin says Russia's seizure of Ukrainian navy ships was lawful
In a conference call with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused the Ukrainian vessels of illegally intruding into Russian territorial waters and of ignoring attempts by Russian border guards to contact them.
Kiev said its vessels did nothing wrong and has accused Russia of military aggression.
Asked if fallout from the incident might affect a meeting planned between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 in Argentina later this month, Peskov said that such a meeting was still being planned. (Reporting by Tom Balmforth, Andrew Osborn and Polina Ivanova; editing by Andrew Osborn)
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