Escalating Tension Russia Tries to Strangle Ukraine with New Maritime Strategy

Russia is adopting a new tactic in its ongoing conflict with Ukraine by cutting off the latter's access to its important ports in the Sea of Azov. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has tried to use the situation to his own advantage -- without much success.
A Ukrainian national guard soldier near the city of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine

A Ukrainian national guard soldier near the city of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine

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Captured Ukrainian navy ships at the Kerch seaport

Captured Ukrainian navy ships at the Kerch seaport

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks during an extraordinary Parliament session in Kiev.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks during an extraordinary Parliament session in Kiev.

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One of the captured Ukrainian sailors speaks with his lawyer in a Russian courtroom.

One of the captured Ukrainian sailors speaks with his lawyer in a Russian courtroom.

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