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Ukrainian extremists burning tires near Russian consulate in Lvov - TV

A similar rally was held in front of the Russian Embassy in Kiev

KIEV, November 26. /TASS/. A group of Ukrainian nationalists organized a rally outside the building of the Russian Consulate in Lvov in the small hours of Monday morning setting on fire fires the tires brought to its fence, Ukraine’s 24 TV channel reported.

"Activists are burning tires outside the Russian Consulate in Lvov," the report said. According to the TV channel, they are members of several nationalist organizations who say their actions are a protest against the situation in the Kerch Strait.

A similar rally was held in front of the Russian Embassy in Kiev. Just like in Lvov, its principal participants were extremists from nationalist groups. They pelted the diplomatic mission’s territory with smoke bombs. However, an attempt to set tires on fire was prevented by the police.

On November 25, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) border directorate for Crimea reported that three Ukrainian warships had illegally crossed Russia’s state border in the Black Sea and entered Russia’s territorial waters performing dangerous maneuvers. Later on, the FSB said that two more Ukrainian warships had sailed off from Berdyansk to join the three vessels. However, they later turned back.

All three Ukrainian Navy vessels, which violated the Russian state border, were detained in the Black Sea, with weapons used to force them to stop. Three wounded Ukrainian military servicemen received medical care, the FSB said, adding that there was no threat to their lives. A criminal case has been initiated over violation of Russia’s state border.

The FSB stressed that "before making such dangerous and irresponsible decisions, the Kiev leadership should have thought about possible consequences of its actions.".