Russia to charge Ukrainian sailors as Kerch crisis deepens

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Kiev argues that its captured servicemen should be treated as prisoners of war

Russia is preparing to bring charges against the Ukrainian sailors it captured on Sunday despite protests from Kiev that they should be treated as prisoners of war.

The decision to prosecute them for making an illegal border crossing is likely to deepen the latest crisis between the two countries, which has provoked international condemnation and talk of fresh western sanctions against Moscow.

Related: Kerch confrontation puts Crimean crisis back in spotlight

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