Russia and Ukraine Trade Barbs After Incident in Sea of Azov

A bilateral treaty gives both countries the right to use the sea.
Russia and Ukraine Trade Barbs After Incident in Sea of Azov
25 November 20:27 2018 Print This Article

Russia stopped three Ukrainian navy vessels from entering the Sea of Azov via the Kerch Strait on Sunday by placing a huge cargo ship beneath a Russian-controlled bridge, with officials from both countries accusing the other of provocative behavior.

A bilateral treaty gives both countries the right to use the sea, which lies between them and is linked by the narrow Kerch Strait to the Black Sea.

Moscow is able to control access between the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea after it built a bridge that straddles the Kerch Strait between Crimea and southern Russia.

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