The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday after Russia seized three Ukrainian navy ships off the coast of Crimea, the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley wrote on Twitter.
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), which oversees the country’s border guard service, said it was forced to open fire on the ships on Sunday after they illegally entered Russian territorial waters.
“There is irrefutable evidence that Kiev prepared and orchestrated provocations,” it said. “These materials will soon be made public.”
Three Ukrainian sailors wounded in the clashes were in a stable condition and receiving medical care, it added.