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US calls Russia's plans to block parts of Black Sea 'unprovoked escalation'

  • "This represents yet another unprovoked escalation in Moscow's ongoing campaign to undermine and destabilize Ukraine.
20 Apr 2021

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Monday branded as "unprovoked escalation" reported Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea, which could ultimately impact access to Ukrainian ports.

"This represents yet another unprovoked escalation in Moscow's ongoing campaign to undermine and destabilize Ukraine," State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.