MOSCOW | The Latest: France urges Russia to hand back Ukrainian ships
MOSCOW— The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local):
Britain is accusing Russia of an “act of aggression” in seizing Ukrainian vessels and sailors near Russian-occupied Crimea.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman, James Slack, says the incident is “further evidence of Russia’s destabilizing behavior in the region and its ongoing violation of Ukrainian territorial integrity.”
He says “Russia must not be allowed to use force to exert greater pressure on Ukraine.” Britain is urging all parties to show restraint.