Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met the families of several sailors held by Russia.
During the meeting on Tuesday, he tried to reassure them that he was doing everything possible to get the men freed.
Last month, Russian coastguards had seized three Ukrainian ships and their crew after a confrontation in waters off Crimea – a Ukrainian region annexed by Russia in 2014.
Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports from Kiev.
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