Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan encourages Russia and Ukraine to engage in dialogue after the recent maritime incident had led to tension. Belligerent Kiev, meanwhile, is bracing for "full blown war."
Ankara wants to see the nations as "close friends" and "Black Sea to become a" sea of peace "as soon as possible" Erdogan said Wednesday.
Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development Party, the Turkish leader called Moscow and Kiev "solve their problems through dialogue."
The relationship between Russia and Ukraine led a new blow on Sunday, when a maritime distance near the Kerch Strait, which connects the Black Sea with the Azov Sea, ended Moscow by seizing three Ukrainian naval vessels. Russia accused Ukraine of violating sovereignty after the ships attempted to cross the beach without the need for approval.
Three Ukrainian sailors were injured after a Russian navy patrolship was kicked on a Ukrainian gunboat that ignored several requests to stop.
Kiev, in turn, accused Russia of seeking a provocation and carrying out armed aggression against neighboring countries.
Turkey is not the only nation to call on both sides to avoid further escalation. China had previously suggested that the parties should show self-control and aim "reach consensus through dialogue and consultations."
Similar feelings were expressed by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who urged Russia and Ukraine to show "maximum attachment" to avoid worsening of the conflict.
The OSCE also called on all sides to avoid tensions. Ertugrul Apakan, leading the organization's monitoring mission in Ukraine, and Martin Sajdik, OSCE's mission to the trilateral contact group in Ukraine, expressed "big concern" over the incident.
"It's time to solve differences through political and diplomatic means," he said. officials stated.
These calls for restraint and dialogue apparently collapsed with deaf ears in Ukraine, where politicians chose more warring rhetoric.
"The country is under threat of a full-blown war," The nation's president Petro Poroshenko told reporters on Wednesday. He said that the incident near the Kerch Strait is "just the beginning," and continued to accuse Russia of military reconstruction over the border with Ukraine. The president quoted "intelligence data," but fell to give a concrete proof of his word.
On Wednesday, Poroshenko entered into a law of combustion in a large part of the country after the proposal was called by the national parliament.
Earlier he had put the whole of the Ukrainian army on high notice.
Martial Law covers 10 regions, borders on Russia in the east and south, as well as the unknown Transnistria Republic in Moldova in the west, where Russian peacekeepers are stationed. The new regime will work for 30 days.
On the first day of the war, more than 70 Russian nationals were blocked from entering Ukraine. They were all stopped at two airports in Kiev.
Speaking against the warming of Kiev, Moscow asked Ukrainian foreign partners and allies "calm down" politicians in Ukraine.
Russia appeals to "the western backers of Kiev" to affect the officials there "who try to score political points while riding on war crash, " Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed.
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The minister suggested that war rhetoric be used by Ukrainian officials to gain a dominant position in domestic politics. President Vladimir Putin shared similar thoughts on a business forum in Moscow.
"The authorities in Kiev are selling anti-Russian feelings with quite a success today. They have nothing else to do," he said.
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