Azov Sea Flashpoint: Russia, Ukraine Teetering On The Brink Of War

Azov Sea Flashpoint: Russia, Ukraine Teetering On The Brink Of War

Azov Sea Flashpoint: Russia, Ukraine Teetering On The Brink Of War

Authored by Peter Korzun via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Ukraine has increased its military presence in the Azov Sea region. Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council met on Sept. 7 and agreed to take a variety of steps to boost the country’s combat capabilities in the area, including the creation of a missile-equipped naval infantry group to counter potential amphibious attacks and naval shore bombardments. Ukraine’s Gurza-M-class armored artillery boats have been brought in to boost the naval component of the forces deployed in the region. 

Russia and Ukraine enjoy free use of the Sea of Azov under the 2003 “Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Ukraine on cooperation in the use of the sea of Azov and the strait of Kerch.” The document is in place but it does not specify any precise border. The parties agree that the Sea of Azov and the Strait of Kerch are the internal waters of both Ukraine and Russia.

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Azov Sea Flashpoint: Russia, Ukraine Teetering On The Brink Of War

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