Russia closes access through Kerch Strait for six months

There is more tension between Russia and Ukraine, this time at sea.
Russia has closed all naval access to the Kerch Strait. Ukraine said the closure is illegal and violates a treaty.
Moscow has said its forces are conducting military drills in the Strait, following the mobilisation of tens of thousands of Russian troops on the Ukraine border in recent weeks.
There is a treaty between Russia and Ukraine agreeing to equal access to the Azov Sea, but Russia said it has the right to close the strait for military exercises, exercises that will go on until the end of October.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Crimea.

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