Brief: Russia’s Show of Strength in the Black Sea

Moscow is sending warnings to its rivals all over the world.

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Background: The Black Sea is an important buffer for Russia and provides its fleet with critical access to the Mediterranean. In recent years, especially after the annexation of Crimea, Russia has been strengthening its presence in the Black Sea, regularly conducting military exercises there. But NATO and other major powers that want to limit Russia’s […]

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