Kerch Strait must remain open after Russia-Ukraine standoff: Turkey
Turkey said on Monday it was worried by reports that Ukrainian ships had been fired on off the coast of Russia-annexed Crimea and said that shipping in the area should not be obstructed.
Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships in the Black Sea on Sunday after opening fire on them and wounding several sailors, a move that risks igniting a dangerous new crisis between the two countries.
It also called for avoiding steps that could endanger stability and peace in the region.
(With inputs from agencies.)