Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday discussed the situation in the Azov region, the Ukrainian government press service said.
Groysman, who arrived in Brussels earlier in the day for a working visit, asked Tusk for help in de-escalating tensions in the Sea of Azov and support for the region.
In particular, he called on the European Union (EU) to provide targeted support for ports on the Azov Sea shore.
Tusk said the situation in the Sea of Azov remains in the EU's focus.
On Nov. 25, the Ukrainian Navy said Russian forces opened fire and seized three Ukrainian ships near the Kerch Strait, which separates the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, injuring six Ukrainian military sailors.
The navy said it had informed Russia in advance of the passage, while Russia said it had received no such report and the ships ignored multiple warnings by the Russian border guards.