President Vladimir Putin stands in driver's cabin of the shortened three-carriage train for the official opening of the railway bridge that links annexed Crimea to southern Russia.
Moscow should "immediately" return 24 sailors and three Ukrainian navy vessels seized last November off Crimea, judges at International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea order.
Shipping traffic has resumed to and from Ukraine's ports on the Sea of Azov, says a Ukrainian minister while NATO allied foreign ministers meet to debate ways to dissuade Moscow from destabilising Ukraine.
Twelve of the 24 Ukrainian servicemen captured on Sunday were sentenced to months in custody while another 9 will be jailed for two months, an order Kiev calls "illegal."
After intense debate, 276 Ukrainian lawmakers voted in favour of President Petro Poroshenko's request for martial law. Meanwhile, US and NATO call on Russia to free detained Ukrainian vessels and crew.
Russia seized three Ukrainian Navy ships at the Kerch Strait, which links the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. Here’s a look at the ties between the two countries.
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