All 24 families of Ukrainian sailors, who are illegally detained in the territory of the Russian Federation, have been paid UAH 100,000 each.
It reiterated that Russia continues to ensure freedom of navigation in the Kerch Strait in accordance with the existing Russian-Ukrainian agreements, domestic legislation and applicable global standards.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it believes all attempts to doubt the legal status of Crimea and Sevastopol as part of Russia are futile.
"The human rights situation in Crimea, which was annexed by Russian Federation in violation of worldwide law, and the use of military force by Russian Federation in the Straits of Kerch and abusive controls in the Sea of Azov are also a source of great concern to us", the French and German leaders wrote Friday.
The strait is the only way to enter the Sea of Azov.
Earlier this week, the sailors declared themselves to be prisoners of war and refused to give statements. The sailors are still being held in detention by Russian authorities.
President Vladimir Putin's government sent troops without insignia to the peninsula, seized key buildings, took control of the regional legislature, and staged a referendum denounced as illegitimate by at least 100 countries at the UN.
Ukrainian wheat, sunflower oil, bread, jam and wine were also barred, the Russian government announced on Saturday.
Macron and Merkel on Friday said these "excessive inspections" were a source of "deep concern". The duo also called for establishing a secure area to allow for delivery of aid, saying that civilians had "already suffered much too long from the conflict and its consequences".
During her recent Christmas outing, Meghan and Harry met fans and confirmed that it was nearly time for the baby to pop out. The Frogmore Cottage, which Harry and Markle will relocate to in the new year, reportedly boasts 10 bedrooms.
Huehuetenango sends the highest number of migrants overseas from Guatemala every year, Larra at the Foreign Ministry said. She is also scheduled to meet with emergency medical technicians and medical professionals, as well as local officials.
Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on December 24 the administration wasn't clear in negotiations on what it would be willing to accept. And yet, somehow, the government has been (partially) shuttered for six days now - and the Democrats have yet to surrender.
That performance was followed by an inaugural address by Kim Yun-hyok, the North's deputy rail minister. There was a feeling of nervous excitement on the South Korean train as it left the capital Seoul.
Barca captain Messi lauded the World Cup winner's potential and insisted the club are committed to nurturing his development. The game will mark the first time Ronaldo has not begun a Serie A game since he joined Juventus in the summer.
Some thought I shouldn't, I thought I should. "Allies are very important - but not when they take advantage of US", Trump wrote . Outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis sent what is likely his final message to the troops stationed around the world.
While a nationwide CenturyLink outage affecting 911 service also hit here in Washington , Whatcom County is unaffected . The problem was connected to CenturyLink, which contracts with the state to provide 911 services in the state.
Union I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore defended his party's decision to lend its official support to the film. On Thursday, ahead of the release of the trailer, Anupam Kher took to Twitter to share a new poster of the film.
This brought together Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma to the crease and the Australians made a decision to exert some pressure. Even so, they could not deny Pujara who reached his second hundred of this series off 280 balls just prior to lunch.
Millions fly through the airport, 11km from the city centre, every year but it is not one of the country's major hubs. Police charged that the suspect had tested positive for cocaine and amphetamines, according to local media reports.
The decree also appoints a woman - Eiman Al Mutairi - to the post of assistant to the Minister of Commerce and Investment. Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud signs documents during the 2019 budget meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
On this occasion, I join my Christian brethren and sisters to pray for peace and harmony in the world. He reminded that Christmas celebrates the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ.
Deadly blast partly destroys Russian apartment block
Emergency officials admitted that they were racing against time as the frigid weather reduces the chances to find anyone alive. The explosion shattered windows of nearby buildings, according to a local resident speaking on Echo of Moscow radio.
Shutdown: Democrats Confident Trump Will Crack
Democrats say they are all waiting for Trump to abandon his demand for $ 5 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico. The shutdown started Saturday when funding lapsed for nine Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies.
Five things that have gone wrong for Manchester City
Klopp though, celebrating his 100th Liverpool win, is in no mood for complacency: "The six-point lead means nothing", he said. When Delph was dismissed for a high challenge on Pereira in the dying moments, Guardiola's misery was complete.