Moscow( CNN) The Ukrainian armed force claimed Sunday that Russian watercrafts had actually opened up fire on as well as took 3 of its ships near Crimea, rising a standstill over the Kerch Strait, a river that links the Azov Sea with the Black Sea.

Sixof its seafarers were hurt in the case, Ukraine's navy claimed, including the tugboat as well as the Berdyansk were disabled by Russian pressures as well as were being lugged away by the Russian navy. The intact Nikopol additionally is under Russian control, Ukraine claimed.

Earlier, Russian authorities shut off the Kerch Strait in the middle of the fight with the Ukrainian marine vessels, Russian state information companies as well as the Ukrainian armed force claimed.