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Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Kremlin denies Ukraine's allegations as 'absurd'

ANI  |  Moscow [Russia] 

on Tuesday denied Ukraine's allegations that the recent seizure of Ukrainian naval ships exposed Kremlin's plans to take Ukrainian ports on the

quoted Kremlin as saying, "This is an absolutely absurd statement. Actually, it is another attempt to somehow provoke tensions."

In the previous week, in an interview to a German media agency, Ukrainian had informed that was allegedly planning to seize two Ukrainian ports to build a land corridor between the insurgent Ukrainian region of Donbass and Crimea, which was incorporated into in 2014 following a local referendum, reported.

Denying his accusations, the Russian added that the Ukrainian used the above statement in order to gain votes for the upcoming in 2019.

Peskov further rejected Ukraine's allegations of Russia blocking the sea traffic on the Kerch Strait, saying that the navigations continued smoothly apart from little disturbances due to bad weather.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 11:05 IST