Ukraine protests Russian Navy drills in Black, Azov Seas

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Ukraine said Russian plans to block parts of the shared Black Sea and Sea of Azov for naval drills would hamper international shipping and cause economic damage, Report informs, citing Financial Post.

“Unprecedented coverage of maneuvers does not allow navigation in both seas,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday. “This is a significant and unfounded justification for the activities of international shipping, especially trade, which can cause complex economic and social consequences, especially for the ports of Ukraine.”