Ukraine and Russia Take Their Conflict to the Sea
Sep 24, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
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- As the standoff between Ukraine and Russia intensifies in eastern Ukraine, the Sea of Azov will become a new area of contention.
- Both Ukraine and Russia will increase their military presence in the sea, and Kiev has already announced plans for a new naval base there before the end of the year.
- The military buildup could lead to growing economic disruption of shipping in and out of the sea.
- Russia is stronger than Ukraine on the sea, but robust U.S. support for Kiev could alter the situation in the area.