Russia launches war games in Black Sea, fearing Ukraine

Moscow—Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have escalated one day after Moscow claimed it thwarted an incursion into Russia-held Crimea by Ukrainian saboteurs, with Kiev putting troops near the peninsula on highest alert and Russia announcing increased security measures and new naval exercises in the Black Sea.
Vladimir Putin summoned his security council and the Russian Navy announced war games in the Black Sea, a day after the Russian president accused Ukraine of trying to provoke a conflict over Crimea, which Moscow seized and annexed in 2014.—Agencies

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