The Russian Embassy in Washington, DC has urged the US authorities "to finally restrain their mentees" in Ukraine.
"We are in solidarity with our colleagues in Kiev and general consulates in Ukraine who regularly face manifestations of aggression. We call upon the US to finally restrain their mentees," the diplomatic mission said in a statement published on Facebook on Monday. Russian diplomats stressed that "it is time to put an end to rampant radical nationalism and Neo-Nazism in Ukraine."
On Monday Ukraine's Charge d'Affaires in Russia Ruslan Nimchinsky was handed a note of protest against Kiev's provocation in the Kerch Strait, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
On November 25 three warships of the Ukrainian Navy violated the rules of passage through Russia's territorial waters while en route from the Black Sea to the Azov Sea. The Russian side had to use weapons to compel the ships to stop. Three Ukrainian servicemen were lightly wounded. They received medical assistance. The ships were detained and escorted to the port of Kerch. A criminal case was initiated on border violation charges.
The Russian side described the incident as a provocation. The Ukrainian authorities declared martial law. The EU and NATO called for de-escalation of the situation.