FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis attends a news conference in Skopje, Macedonia September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski/File Photo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian navy ships violated a treaty between the two countries and showed that Moscow cannot be trusted.
“When you think that there is a treaty between the two countries … it just shows that Russia cannot be counted on right now to keep its word,” he told reporters.
Reporting by Idrees Ali; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Lisa Shumaker