Against ‘Suffocation’ of Azov Sea: Ukraine Pleading EU for Help Against Russia

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that his country would like to see the European Union and the European Investment Bank (EIB) engaged in efforts to avoid the “suffocation” of its Azov Sea shore.

The Azov Sea is a strategic territory coveted by Moscow. Russia has recently constructed a bridge across the Kerch strait, which Kyiv considers unlawful.

Moscow moreover put in place controls over the international ships crossing the strait and Kyiv suspects that Russia seeks to get control of the Ukrainian shore of the Azov Sea in order to connect it to the territories of Donbas that pro…

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