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.
Russia threatened "there will soon be consequences" if any Russian members of the crew of the tanker detained by Kiev were "taken hostage."
The fire broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to another, driving the crews from both ships to jump overboard. Sixteen of the 31 crew were Turkish nationals. At least some of the rest were Indian nationals, according to early reports.
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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