Trump on Ukraine-Russia conflict: 'We don't like what's happening'

TheHill | 11/26/2018 | Brett Samuels
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President Trump on Monday said the U.S. will cooperate with Europe to address escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia after the latter fired on and seized Ukrainian ships off the coast of Crimea.

"We do not like what’s happening either way. We don't like what's happening, and hopefully it’ll get straightened out," Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for a campaign trip to Mississippi.

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"I know Europe is not, they are not thrilled," Trump continued. "They’re working on it too. We’re all working on it together."

Trump's remarks were his first on the issue since the Ukrainian Navy said Sunday that Russia had fired on some of its ships in the Kerch Strait near Crimea, hitting two vessels and injuring two crew members.

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Russia then seized both ships and a tugboat, Ukraine said.

Russia’s federal security service, the FSB, said it seized the ships for illegally sailing into Russian territorial waters.

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