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"kerch strait" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:54 min | 1 year ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"More than one hundred years Russians have been trying to build a bridge over this twelve mile mile stretch of water between mainland Russia. And the Crimean Peninsula. It's known is the Kerch Strait and you can see why Russia would want to build a bridge there right right. Not only does it give you easy access to the Crimean Peninsula. It also gives you huge leverage in terms of controlling everything that comes and goes into the Sea of Azov by being the sole proprietor of that bridge. You effectively become the gate agent to that entire body of water and all the ports that are inside of it so it's the wonder at all that Russia has wanted to build a bridge there for a very long time. It's not been easy in fact it's been almost comically difficult for one thing. There is a tectonic plate right under the Kerch Strait meaning. It's vulnerable to earthquakes. There are also dozens of mullah mud volcanoes on the sea floor and while you think the screen is just one way. It's not I I can see you. I can read your lips saying what's a mud. Volcano mud volcanoes. Those are exactly what they sound like. Volcanoes that spew mud and there's more in the winter the straight is inundated with big ice floes one giant. Hi It's sheet of sea. Ice took out a temporary bridge over the Kerch Strait in the nineteen forties so mother nature has proven to be a bit of a bear in terms of getting this project done the over the past few decades. There's also been the teeny tiny matter that Crimea isn't actually part of Russia. It's part of Ukraine small matter though in in March of two thousand fourteen foot and solve that part of the equation he had Russia invaded Ukraine and the day after he invaded Ukraine. The very next day in fact he announced that he was going want to build a bridge over the Kerch Strait now. Russia has accomplished that mission. Today the bridge opened to rail traffic with President Putin sitting up front the first train car the bridge now complete having also opened a vehicle's just last year already Ukraine is feeling the effects it has comp Ukraine has complained that it's larger ships are unable to get under the bridges rather short archers. Meaning it can't get certain goods in and out of strategic Ukrainian ports and that's having hugely damaging effect on the country both strategically and economically one of its biggest port. Cities is now effectively handicapped. And on top of all that. The Crimean it. Insulin has slipped even further under Putin's grip so as the impeachment battle plays out in this country it is an important reminder as to just how much is at stake for the key ally caught in the middle of everything they called it the National Ballot Security Task Force. The National Republican Party created in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty one for the governor's race in New Jersey and it turned out to be trouble..

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"kerch strait" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Family units apparent with with one or two children some very young children, and it was a cold night. And they were released they went to greyhound. And greyhound. My understanding is that greyhound and call the police to say this business you need to move them. Out Garcia says that according to parents who were staying in overcrowded government, holding facilities. Children were not getting routine health screenings, but medical care was provided. Homeland security secretary to Nielsen is scheduled to tour several facilities in Texas today after second migrant child died in US custody this month, the eight year old boy had the flu leaders of Germany and France are calling on Russia to release two dozen Ukrainian sailors who were seized along with their ships last month. NPR psoriasis are haughty Nelson reports a capture in a straight near Russia annexed Crimea as Scalia the conflict between Moscow and Kiev. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron urged Moscow to release the Ukrainians in time for Orthodox Christmas next month in their joint statement, they also renewed calls for the safe passage of all ships through the Kerch strait that separates. Crimea for mainland Russia. The two European leaders vowed to keep up pressure to enact twenty fifteen Peacedale for eastern Ukraine, but neither Russia nor Ukraine appear willing to end the tensions Moscow. The twenty four sailors. They are holding a legally crossing the Russian border Kiev. Meanwhile, accuses Russia of military aggression and legally capturing the Ukrainian tugboat and two gunboats. Psoriasis Sarhadi, Nelson.

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"kerch strait" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

02:15 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on KTOK

"Cosette is just so much parking and noisy. Yelling. Our role is to take three steps back and discern. What really matters Sean Hannity. The most important thing that we do. We are looking out for the forgotten men and women in this country. Laura Ingram, they're going to get a straight shooter no-holds-barred, I'm not gonna cut people slack. Fox's the one place for dissent is allowed. We have voices. We won't be silent. Who controls my voice? Nobody wants news channel real news. Real honest. Tough talk from Defense Secretary James Mattis concerning. Russia's aggression in Ukraine is further highlighted by Russians brazen contempt and dismissal of their two thousand three agreement with Ukraine that allowed both Russian and Ukrainian ships free. Passage through the Kerch strait an agreement brazenly violated last weekend getting back to normal. That's the main concern in Alaska after Friday's earthquake officials are still assessing the damage in Anchorage and will be for at least the next couple of days. This was a powerful magnitude seven earthquake center just ten miles north of Anchorage the shaky lasted for over a minute when it was over. Several roads were severely damaged ridges crumbled water mains bursts, sending water into the frozen streets. Gas lines broke starting some house fires there were some rockslides. A NAMI warning was issued. But later cancelled the Ted Stevens airport was shut down for a time. Doodle power outage. It is now fully open. Some forty thousand people are still without power. It is a big concern with temperatures in the twenties. Fox's Jonathan hunt. Big tech question who gets the ticket when the car drives itself? A driver fell asleep at the wheel early Friday near Palo Alto, California. Alexander's Sandik nodded off in his self driving. Tesla officers of the California Highway Patrol spotted him doing seventy around three thirty A M police pulled alongside the driver who was unresponsive cops then pulled in front of the self driving car to slow it down. It took about seven miles before the forty-five-year-old woke up and came to a stop at a gas station Samec who's chair of the Los Altos planning commission failed a field sobriety test and was arrested and charged with DUI officer. Art Montiel of the HP says there's a lesson here. Just because there.

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"kerch strait" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Isn't okay. Especially when it comes to drinking and driving. If you're drinking, call a cab, a car or a friend buzzed driving is drunk driving. A message brought to you by nitsa and Ad Council. Tough talk from Defense Secretary James Mattis concerning. Russia's aggression in Ukraine is further highlighted by Russian brazen. Contempt and dismissal of their two thousand three agreement with Ukraine that allowed both Russian and Ukrainian ships free. Passage through the Kerch strait and agreement brazenly violated last weekend getting back to normal. That's the main concern in Alaska after Friday's earthquake officials are still assessing the damage in Anchorage and will be for at least the next couple of days. This was a powerful magnitude seven earthquake center just ten miles north of Anchorage the shaky lasted for over a minute when it was over several worlds were severely damaged ridges crumbled water mains bursts, sending water into the frozen streets. Gas lines broke starting some house fires there were some rockslides. A NAMI warning was issued. But later cancelled that Ted Stevens airport was shut down for a time due to a power outage. It is now fully. Open some forty thousand people are still without power. It is a big concern with temperatures in the twenties. Fox's Jonathan hunt. Big tech question who gets the ticket when the car drives itself? A driver fell asleep at the wheel early Friday near Palo Alto, California. Alexander's Sandik nodded off in his self driving. Tesla officers of the California Highway Patrol spotted him doing seventy around three thirty A M police pulled alongside the driver who was unresponsive cops then pulled in front of the self driving car to slow it down. It took about seven miles before the forty-five-year-old woke up and came to a stop at a gas station Samec who's chair of the Los Altos planning commission failed a field sobriety test and was arrested and charged with DUI officer. Art Montiel of the CHP says there's a lesson here. Just because there.

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"kerch strait" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Is someone who had lived through the nineteen sixty four quake. And so he lost his home while the rest of the country is certainly watching with concern. And we wish you the best and certainly hope other turn out to be no casualties. Laurie. Townsend. Thank you very much. Thank you, Judy. In the day's other news Marriott announced that hackers have broken into the data banks of its hotel empire. The breach affects up to five hundred million guests at hotels once run by Starwood and now owned by Marriott. It could involve credit card and passport numbers and other information. We'll discuss the implications later in the program. Ukraine escalated its standoff with Russia today closing its border to all Russian men between the ages of sixteen and sixty years old president petro, poorer shaneco said he wants to prevent more fighters from joining rebels already in eastern, Ukraine. This follows Sunday's confrontation in the Kerch strait when Russian border guards seized three Ukrainian naval vessels and twenty four sailors. In Brussels street battles broke out today at a protest over rising, fuel prices and high taxes hundreds of people's rally wearing high visibility yellow vests, some threw rocks and torched a police car police fired tear gas and high-pressure hoses officials condemn the violence. But protesters insisted they'd be heard. Detects all the government does is create taxes. They are outside the world. They don't know what the price of bread is. They don't even know what it's like to pay their bills themselves and the people here the yellow vest. We are just saying that we're fed up the protests were organized to copy ongoing demonstrations in France against increase fuel taxes. Tens of thousands of farmers marched on India's parliament today appealing for better crop prices and debt relief. The crowds carried banners and signs and some held human skulls. Symbolizing a stunning three hundred thousand farmers suicides in the last two decades. They demanded action by prime minister Narendra Modi. Prime minister Modi said he will bring.

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"kerch strait" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

04:59 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"This is the long-term objective is to continue to block that passageway with potentially forcing commercial vessels to pay a passage fees to get through Kurt straight to get to those critical ports. So basically asserting sovereignty over these waterways again in violation of multiple international agreements. So to understand what you just said, the listener hasta visualize, I think the geography here, which is you got the large black siege of south, and then separating the Black Sea from Ukraine is the Crimean peninsula, which of course, is Ukrainian sovereign territory. But annexed by Russia in the earlier iteration two thousand fourteen and then there's this little. Double of see the as obscene between the Crimean peninsula and kind of Ukraine Russia to the north that is Ukraine set of ports right to southern ports. Correct. If they don't have the the Crimean peninsula itself which borders went we, you know, which abuts the Black Sea itself. Right. I think it's critical to understand about this. And you know, everybody that still confused by geography should go Google maps and have a look at the mapping, and that's incredibly helpful to get a better idea of why this area, so prone to potential accidents and conflicts, and why skirmish like this was almost inevitable when Russia decor Crimea. Russia didn't actually have a land pass to get supplies to individuals that they now consider Russian citizens in. So what the Russians did in may was to great fanfare build this bridge over the Kerch strait that. Little connector that you're talking about bed that canal connects mainland Russia to the Crimean peninsula. Allowing Russians into push through shipments, various goods and services soldiers equipment as well. Obviously all the way to Crimea there. Still having problems supplying Crimea with other basic services like electrically which still has to go through a mainland, Ukraine. If you wanna call it that and but ever since they built this bridge, the conflict has been escalating because they also built the bridge in such a way that already precluded some very large commercial vessels from being able to pass under it, which men that already started to hurt Ukrainian ports as you mentioned. Ben the Ukrainians now have to critical ports that connect to the block CV of the of solve and via the Kerch strait. Those two ports have also been under attack or tempted attack. By Russia back in twenty fourteen when they were attempting to basically get to Crimea through the land territory of Ukraine before they build that bridge. So this gets pretty complicated pretty fast. I think the the big question of what is motivating Russia to do. This now has everything to do with one. They wanted them wanted to consolidate their claim on Crimea and the waterways surrounding Crimea and to wanting to really squeeze strangle those key Ukrainian ports putting a lot more pressure on the Ukrainian economy in a way that they weren't able to buy land in back in twenty fourteen. So it's reasonable to understand this as a as an extension of the two thousand fourteen conflict over Crimea is that fair. Absolutely. It's an expansion extension of the conflict by the Russian side. Okay. Meanwhile. While there's this other Russia, Ukraine conflict over the eastern Ukrainian done boss region. Which is you know, if you're if you're rushing oriented has a ethnic Russian population that wants autonomy slash independence. If you're Ukrainian has been occupied by Russian forces. The truth is clearly closer to the Ukrainian side there to what extent is that one conflict and with the same conflict as the Crimea conflict, and to what extent that an independent set of issues. And how does it relate to what's going on Navaly? Now. That's a great question. All of this is connected. So I get if we whip out our Google maps, which are critical as having this conversation. And if we look at Ukraine's east there are now these contested. Territories that Ukraine says it was a Russian backed force Russian invasion of its eastern territory..

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"kerch strait" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Tuesday morning. America's First News continues on his twenty seven th day of November new this morning US ambassador. Nikki Haley is calling on Russia to stop its aggression against Ukraine in the Black Sea near Crimea as she made the comments Monday at a United Nations Security council meeting after Russian ships fired on and seized three. Ukrainian navy ships Sunday impeding Ukraine's lawful transit through the Kerch. Strait is a violation under international law. It is an arrogant act that the international community must condemn and will never accept in may the United States condemned. Russia's construction and opening of the Kurt straight bridge between Russia and occupied Crimea in August. The United States condemned. Russia's harassment of international shipping and the sea of arm and the curse straight. The United States will continue to stand with the people of Ukraine again. The Russian aggression. It is our expectation that our European partners will lead this effort through the Normandy for format, which we support we call on Russia to respect its international obligations and not obstruct or harass Ukraine's transit in the Kerch strait and to de-escalate the tensions. It has created as President Trump said many times, the United States would welcome a normal relationship with Russia, but outlaw actions like this one continue to make that impossible the United States will maintain its Crimea related sanctions against Russia further Russian escalation of this kind will only make matters worse. It will further undermine Russia's standing in the world it will further sour Russia's relations with the US and many other countries it will further increase tensions with Ukraine in the name of international peace and security. Russia must immediately cease. It's unlawful. Conduct and respect the navigational rights and freedoms of all states. Now, the incident sharply escalated tensions that have been growing between the two since Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in two thousand fourteen President Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of this week's g twenty summit in Argentina pope Francis says the sickness of consumerism is the enemy of generosity as he called for the faithful to give a little something to the.

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"kerch strait" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:34 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"November thirty four minutes past the hour US ambassador. Nikki Haley is calling on Russia to stop its aggression against Ukraine in the Black Sea near Crimea. She made the comments Monday at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security council. This after Russian ships fired on and seized three. Ukrainian navy ships Sunday impeding Ukraine's lawful transit through the Kurt straight is a politician under international law. It is an arrogant act that the international community must condemn and will never accept in may the United States condemned. Russia's construction and opening of the Kurt straight bridge between Russia and occupied Crimea in August. The United States condemned. Russia's harassment of international shipping in the sea of us and occurs straight here. Nited states will continue to stand with the people. Of Ukraine against the Russian aggression. It is art speculation that our European partners will lead this effort through the Normandy for format, which we support we call on Russia to respect its international obligations and not obstruct or harass Ukraine's transit in the Kerch strait and to de-escalate the tensions. It has created as President Trump said many times, the United States would welcome a normal relationship with Russia, but outlaw actions like this one continue to make that impossible the United States will maintain its Crimea related sanctions against Russia further Russian escalation of this kind will only make matters worse. It will further undermine Russia's standing in the world it will further sour Russia's relations with the US and many other countries it will further increase tensions with Ukraine in the name of international peace and security. Russia must immediately. It's unlawful conduct and respect the navigational rights and freedoms of all state of the incident sharply escalated tensions that have been growing between the two since Moscow annexed Crimea in two thousand fourteen President Trump, meanwhile, set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of this week's g twenty summit in Argentina, President Trump says his administration's exerting pressure on Motors in response to its decision to cut up to fourteen thousand workers in North American possibly shut her up to five plants, including one in Ohio that makes the Chevy Cruz of the president said he's been very tough on GM chief executive officer, Mary Barra. Well,.

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"kerch strait" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

02:34 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"November thirty four minutes past the hour US ambassador. Nikki Haley is calling on Russia to stop aggression against Ukraine in the Black Sea near Crimea. She made the comments Monday at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security council. This after Russian ships fired on and seized three. Ukrainian navy ships Sunday impeding Ukraine's lawful transit through the Kurt straight is a politician under international law. It is an arrogant act that the international community must condemn and will never accept in may the United States condemned. Russia's construction and opening of the Kurt straight bridge between Russia and occupied Crimea in August. The United States condemned. Russia's harassment of international shipping in the sea of us and the curse straight here. Nited states will continue to stand with. The people of Ukraine against the Russian aggression. It is our expectation that our European partners will lead this effort through the Normandy for format, which we support we call on Russia to respect its international obligations and not obstruct or harass Ukraine's transit in the Kerch strait and to de-escalate the tensions. It has created as President Trump said many times, the United States would welcome a normal relationship with Russia, but outlaw actions like this one continue to make that impossible the United States will maintain its Crimea related sanctions against Russia further Russian escalation of this kind will only make matters worse. It will further undermine Russia's standing in the world it will further sour Russia's relations with the US and many other countries it will further increase tensions with Ukraine in the name of international peace and security. Russia must immediate. Cease it's unlawful conduct and respect the navigational rights and freedoms of all state of the incident sharply escalated tensions that have been growing between the two since Moscow annexed Crimea in two thousand fourteen President Trump meanwhile, set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of this week's g twenty summit in Argentina, President Trump says his administration's exerting pressure on General Motors in response to its decision to cut up to fourteen thousand workers in North American possibly shut her up to five plants, including one in Ohio that makes the Chevy Cruz of the president said he's been very tough on GM chief executive officer, Mary Barra. Well,.

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"kerch strait" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"This twenty th day of November new this morning US ambassador. Nikki Haley is calling on Russia to stop its aggression against Ukraine in the Black Sea near Crimea as she made the comments Monday at a United Nations Security council meeting after Russian ships fired on and seized three. Ukrainian navy ships. Sunday in painting Ukraine's lawful transit through the Kurt straight is a violation under international law. It is an era Ghent act that the international community must condemn and will never accept in may the United States condemned. Russia's construction and opening of the Kurt straight bridge between Russia and occupied Crimea in August. The United States condemned. Russia's harassment of international shipping in the sea of us and the curse straight. The United States will continue to stand with the people of Ukraine against the. Russian aggression. It is our expectation that our European partners will lead this effort through the Normandy for format, which we support we call on Russia to respect its international obligations and not obstruct or harass Ukraine's transit and the Kerch strait and to de-escalate the tensions. It has created as President Trump said many times, the United States would welcome a normal relationship with Russia but outlaw action like this one continue to make that impossible. The United States will maintain its Crimea related sanctions against Russia further Russian esscalation of this kind will only make matters worse. It will further undermine Russia's standing in the world it will further sour Russia's relations with the US and many other countries it will further increase tensions with Ukraine in the name of international peace and security. Russia must immediately cease. It's unlawful kind. Dont and respect the navigational rights and freedoms of all states. Now, the incident sharply.

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"kerch strait" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:58 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on KCRW

"Seized three. Ships of Ukraine's navy after they approach waters claimed by Russia in response. Ukraine's government is declaring martial law in border regions. Sunday's clash took place in a vital seaway called the Kerch strait. Alina Polyakova is a fellow at the Brookings Institution. The court straight has been a issue of serious contention ever since Russia's illegal annexation and continued occupation of Crimea twenty fourteen because it is a body of water through which Ukrainian Russian another ships have to pass to get for example, let's say from Istanbul. If you want to make a shipment directly to a port in southeastern Ukraine, you have to pass through the cart straight, and it's a relatively narrow passageways. So it is very ripe for potential accidents for conflict. So it is a significant. Commercial passageway that is critical to the Ukrainian economy. I mean, it's not far from where the fighting has been happening since two thousand fourteen how is this event in the Kerch strait and the fighting in eastern, Ukraine. Our they connected since Russia took control of Crimea, the Russian government to much fanfare has now built a bridge that connects mainland Russia over the Kerch straight to Crimea, which allows Russia to supply Crimea with food and other resources. What's been happening on land on Ukrainian land territory? Not in the maritime territory is that Russia has seemed to desire to have a land bridge all the way to Crimea. Because even with the construction of this new bridge that does connect Russia to Crimea. It is still difficult to get other things like electricity and water to Crimea. And it is costing the Russian federation quite a bit of money to continue have to go over this bridge and to use water. Always especially so it's a potential strategy on the Russian side to try to put more pressure on multiple, especially so they can over time even take over that land territory and have access to Crimea via land versus via water. Isn't that totally illegal? Yes. Yes. I'm glad we cleared that up. What is your sense of who actually started this? Well. Well, we know that is a typical Russian strategy not just in the Ukraine conflict. But also going all the way back two thousand eight with the Russian war with Georgia. It's to provoke with the initial aggressive move that seems relatively minor ramming a small Ukrainian tugboat, for example, which is what happened in the last few days, and then any sort of response from the other side is then used as an excuse to commence, much, more, direct, military aggression. And this is exactly the kind of pattern that we're seeing developed today with this escalation in the as OC and the carts straight. So this is part of the Kremlin's playbook. We've seen this movie before I think the big question now is will the international community respond in a much more started way than we've seen back. Let's say in two thousand eight with Russian Warren, Georgia. So do you see this turning into a war? And would it be a clash between the actual armed forces of both Russia and Ukraine. D potential for a full out war of that nature is unlikely first of all the Ukrainians are no match a Russian naval military might in the sea of absolve. They're completely outflanked and outmatched. And then the Russian side there is also not much of an incentive to have a full blown out war, which could potentially involve other world powers like the United States or even your. But that's not something that the Russian people would want. I don't think that's something liberal leadership would one I think what is much more likely is that we're going to see this slow burning continued aggression that we've been seeing on land in Ukraine now happening in the last thing, I just curious to know Alina what you think whether whether Putin felt kind of substantially emboldened by Trump's kind of whatever response to what happened to Jamal Khashoggi. That's an interesting question. I think certainly President Trump's stated desire to stand by. Saudi Arabia in light of this quite brutal. Murder has sent a signal that President Trump will likely stand by him as well. I hope that is not true. A hope that there is a line that the Russians are not allowed to cross. And I think certainly the US congress should use this as an opportunity to impose consequences in Russia to make it very clear that the US continues to recognize Ukrainian sovereignty. I will not recognize Russia's continued aggression against independence states Alina Polyakova at the Brookings Institution. Thank you for your time. Thank you Marco..

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"kerch strait" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:30 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Of Israel. It's in Iran that's Monday on the PBS NewsHour that story. Developing news in less than one hour after the world the PBS NewsHour at three pm today. You're on KiKi. We good afternoon. I'm Dave Freeman. I'm Marco werman. You're with the world the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has been on a slow burn for the last couple of years that is until yesterday. Russian warplanes and ships attacked and seized three. Ships of Ukraine's navy after they approach waters claimed by Russia in response. Ukraine's government is declaring martial law in border regions. Sunday's clash took place in a vital seaway. Call the Kerch strait. Alina Polyakova is a fellow at the Brookings Institution. The Kirk straight has been a issue of serious contention ever since Russia's illegal annexation and continue occupation of Crimea twenty fourteen because it is a body of water through which Ukrainian Russian and other ships have to pass to get for example, let's say from Istanbul. If you want to make a shipment directly to a port in southeastern Ukraine, you have to pass through the cart straight, and it's relatively narrow passageways. So it is very ripe for potential accidents for conflict. So it is a significant. Commercial passageway that is critical to the Ukrainian economy. I mean, it's not far from where the fighting has been happening since two thousand fourteen how is this event in the Kerch strait and the fighting in eastern, Ukraine. How are they connected since Russia took control of Crimea, the Russian government to much fanfare has now built a bridge that connects mainland Russia over the Kerch straight to Crimea, which allows Russia to supply Crimea with food and other resources. What's been happening on land on Ukrainian land territory? Not in the maritime territory is that Russia has seemed to desire to have a land bridge. I'm all the way to Crimea. Because even with the construction of the bridge the dust connect Russia to Crimea. It is still difficult to get other things like electric city and water to Crimea. And it is costing the Russian federation quite a bit of money to continue to go over this bridge and to use water. As especially so it's a potential strategy on the Russian side to try to put more pressure on multiple, especially so they can over time even take over that land territory and have access to Crimea via land versus via water. Isn't that totally illegal? Yes. Yes, glad we cleared that up. What is your sense of who actually started this? Well, we know that is a typical Russian strategy not just in the Ukraine conflict. But also going all the way back two thousand eight with the Russian war with Georgia. It's to provoke with an initial aggressive move that seems relatively minor ramming a small Ukrainian tugboat, for example, which is what happened in the last few days, and then any sort of response from the other side is then used as an excuse to commence, much, more, direct, military aggression. And this is exactly the kind of pattern that we're seeing developed today with this escalation in the as OC. The cart straight. So this is part of the Kremlin's playbook. We've seen this movie before I think the big question now is will the international community respond in a much more started way than we've seen back. Let's say in two thousand eight with the Russian warned Georgia. So do you see this turning into a war? And would it be a clash between the actual armed forces of both Russia and Ukraine. The potential for a full out war of that nature is unlikely first of all the Ukrainians are no match for Russian naval military might in the sea of absolve. They're completely outflanked and outmatched. And then the Russian side there is also not much of an incentive to have a full blown out war, which could potentially involve other world powers like the United States or even your out. But that's not something that the Russian people would want. I don't think that's something liberal leadership. But one I think what is much more likely is that we're going to see this slow burning continued aggression that we've been seeing on land a new crane now happening in the last thing, I just curious to know Alina what you think whether whether Putin felt kind of substantially emboldened by Trump's kind of whatever response to what happened to Jamal Khashoggi. That's an interesting question. I think certainly President Trump's stated desire to stand by. Saudi Arabia in light of this quite brutal murder has sent a signal that President Trump will likely stand by him as well. I hope that is not true. I hope that there is a line that the Russians are not allowed to cross. And I think certainly the US congress should use this as an opportunity to impose consequences in Russia to make it very clear that the US continues to recognize Ukrainian sovereignty. I will not recognize Russia's continued aggression against independence states Alina Polyakova at the Brookings Institution. Thank you for your time. Thank you Marco..

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"kerch strait" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

04:48 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on PRI's The World

"I'm Marco werman. You're with the world the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has been on a slow burn for the last couple of years that is until yesterday. Russian warplanes and ships attacked and sees three ships of Ukraine's navy after they approach waters claimed by Russia in response. Ukraine's government is declaring martial law in border regions. Sunday's clash took place in a vital seaway. Call the Kerch strait. Alina Polyakova is a fellow at the Brookings Institution. The Kerch strait has been a issue of serious contention ever since Russia's illegal annexation and contain ocupation of Crimea twenty fourteen because it is a body of water through which Ukrainian Russian and other ships have to pass to get for example, let's say from Istanbul. If you want to make a shipment directly to a port in southeastern Ukraine, you have to pass through the Kurt straight, and it's relatively narrow passageways. So it is, you know, very ripe for potential accidents for conflict. So it is a significant. Commercial passageway that is critical to the Korean economy. I mean, it's not far from where the fighting has been happening since two thousand fourteen how is this event in the Kerch strait and the fighting in eastern, Ukraine. How are they connected since? Russia took control of Crimea, the Russian government to much fanfare has now built a bridge that connects mainland Russia over the Kerch straight to Crimea, which allows Russia to supply Crimea with food and other resources. What's been happening on land on Ukrainian land tour? Tori, not in the maritime territory is that Russia has seemed to desire to have a land bridge. I'm all the way to Crimea. Because even with the construction of the bridge that does connect Russia to Crimea. It is still difficult to get other things like electricity and water to Crimea. And it is costing the Russian federation quite a bit of money to continue have to go over this bridge and to use water. As especially so it's a potential strategy on the Russian side to try to put more pressure on Medupi's, especially so they can over time even take over that land territory and have access to Crimea via land versus via water. Isn't it totally illegal? Yes. Yes, glad we cleared that up. What is your sense of who actually started this? Well, we know that is typical Russian strategy not just in the Ukraine conflict. But also going all the way back two thousand eight with the Russian war with Georgia. It's to provoke with a initial aggressive move that seems relatively minor ramming a small Ukrainian tugboat, for example, which is what happened in the last few days, then any sort of response from the other side is then used as an excuse to commence, much, more, direct, military aggression. And this is exactly the kind of pattern that was seen developed today with this esscalation in the as OC and the cart straight. So this is part of the Kremlin's playbook. We've seen this movie before I think the big question now is will the international community respond in a much more sort of way than we've seen back. Let's say in two thousand eight with the Russian warned Georgia so do. You see this turning into a war? And would it be a clash between the actual armed forces of both Russia and Ukraine deep potential for a full out war of that nature is unlikely first of all the Ukrainians are no match for Russian naval military might in the sea of us. They're completely outflanked and outmatched. And then the Russian side there is also not much incentive to have a full blown out why which could potentially involve other world powers like the United States or even your up. But that's not something that the Russian people would want. I don't think that's something live in leadership. But one I think what is much more likely is that we're going to see this slow burning continued aggression that we've been seeing on land in Ukraine now happening in the c- last thing just curious to know Alina what you think whether whether Putin felt kind of substantially emboldened by Trump's kind of whatever response to what happened to Jamaica Shoji. That's an interesting question. I think certainly President Trump's stated desire to stand by Saudi Arabia in light of this quite brutal murder has sent a signal to Putin that President Trump will likely stand by him as well. I hope that is not true..

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"kerch strait" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:27 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on KCRW

"Look up look down and look around. There is no sure situation they need to make sure that they are safe as well and provide for. For their own safety hazard. Trees can be hard to identify McLean says some firefighters will knock on them kind of like supermarket shoppers due to watermelons if a tree sounds hollow. It could be bad news fire science, professor Scott Stevens at UC Berkley says different kinds of trees. Pose different challenges the pine in fir-trees around paradise often have high branches that fall off without warning. And then there are the oak trees, I would be very nervous about big oaks and potential for them to come down because he oaks a lot times have heart rot have rotten material inside the center a lot of times a smoldering fire in there for days and days and days, I've been around looks like that all of a sudden a week later, boom. It comes down the danger can persist a lot longer than a week Stephen says as burn trees that are strong now continue to deteriorate probably about your four five. They start to really get less structurally sound. And of course, you get a wind event big storms, and they start coming down at Ernest and by your ten they're coming down a great deal. Public safety agencies like Cal fire generally cut down hazard trees, immediately after a fire, then it's up to individual property owners to take care of trees that may be problematic longer term. Stevens says fire insurance policies often cover the expense of hiring professional crews to do the dangerous work. I would not advocate for anybody to do this work on their own. It's quite a skill quite an art form frankly to get a big tree to drop where you want. It. Stephen says he's worried about how many people in and around paradise have fire insurance. He says sometimes counties are other jurisdictions will pool resources to contract with professional tree followers to work at community scale timber mills can process a lot of fire killed trees into useful lumber. But timber companies are generally only interested in burned areas outside of town where they can salvage logs efficiently. Stevens says logistics make it unlikely that small property owners will be able to sell dead trees to offset the cost of cutting them down. Machines in there to collect these materials having all burned debris cars road infrastructure down power lines. So it's very difficult for someone to come in and really use that as a viable alternative like the campfire itself. Trees killed by the fire are at first dangerous and unpredictable and then become an expensive headache for years to come for NPR news. I'm Eric Whitney the geopolitical crisis in Ukraine is escalating on Sunday, the Russian coastguards stopped and seized three. Ukrainian naval vessels, passing off the coast of Crimea that in turn triggered protests in Ukraine. The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting about the situation today. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow when Russia seized Crimea in twenty fourteen it took control over both sides of the Kerch strait a narrow bottleneck connecting the Black Sea to the much smaller. Sea of Azov in May, President Putin personally opened a bridge over the Kerch strait, connecting the Crimean peninsula to the Russian mainland. The twelve mile long Kirch bridge has become a symbol of Russia's claim to Crimea, which Ukraine practically every other country in the world refuse to recognize. On Sunday Russia dispatched warplanes to patrol the area after the cranium navy tried to send three vessels through the Kerch strait. Meaning they'd have to pass under Putin's Newbridge Russia. Rammed one of the boats opened fire on the other two and seized all three vessels along with their crews conflicting reports at three or six Ukrainian crew members sustained injuries during the clash. Spokesman FSP Russia's federal security service to the Ukrainian vessels were violating Russian territorial waters and had to be stopped Ukraine is already waging a low level war against Kremlin-backed fighters in the eastern part of the country after the naval clash Ukrainian, president petro. Persian Gulf called a late night meeting with top security officials in Kiev. We only would ask parliament to approve the imposition of martial law. Open Russian aggression, martial law with allowing unpopular partial to postpone presidential elections in March Russian state television said per shaneco provoked the incident in the Kerch strait as a pretext to cancel the elections and possibly to scuttle an expected meeting between.

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"kerch strait" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on KCRW

"That border crossing has just been reopened. Additional personnel are at the crossing, including military police who are there to assist border patrol agents and not perform law enforcement functions. Tensions are escalating as the four and a half year old conflict between Ukraine and Russia takes on a naval dimension as NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the Ukrainian navy says Russia fired on its vessels off the coast of Crimea, which Russian forces occupied and seized in two thousand fourteen since Russia annexed Crimea ships travelling to Ukrainian ports on the sea of Azov have had to travel through a narrow bottleneck the Kerch strait controlled by Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin opened an eleven mile long bridge across the strait this year. On Sunday through cranium naval vessels tried to pass underneath the bridge, but were stopped by the Russian coastguard. Moscow says Ukraine is trying to provoke new hostilities while Kiev says it's continuing to be a target of Russian aggression. Target of Russian aggression. Ukraine is calling for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security council to address Russia's blockage of the Kerch strait. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. President Trump will be back out on the campaign trail tomorrow for the first time since the mid term elections NPR's each Rosco reports he'll be stumping for the Republican Senate candidate in a Mississippi runoff election. Republican senators Cindy, Hyde Smith was appointed to the Senate earlier this year after Senator Thad Cochran resigned due to poor health sees now in a runoff against former US agriculture secretary, Mike Espy after neither candidate got more than fifty percent of the vote on election day in a now viral video heights. Myth compliment supporter by saying she would attend a public hanging with him in response to criticism. The Mississippi Republicans said it was a, quote, exaggerated expression. Trump has endorsed Hyde. Smith on Twitter, saying she loves Mississippi and the USA Aisha Roscoe NPR news, Washington. And you're listening to NPR support for NPR comes from the Walton family foundation were opportunity takes root more information is available at Walton family foundation dot ORG..

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Tensions rise as Russia fires on Ukrainan vessels, wounding 2

00:54 sec | 2 years ago

Tensions rise as Russia fires on Ukrainan vessels, wounding 2

"As NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the Ukrainian navy says Russia fired on its vessels off the coast of Crimea, which Russian forces occupied and seized in two thousand fourteen since Russia annexed Crimea ships travelling to Ukrainian ports on the sea of Azov have had to travel through a narrow bottleneck the Kerch strait controlled by Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin opened an eleven mile long bridge across the strait this year. On Sunday through cranium naval vessels tried to pass underneath the bridge, but were stopped by the Russian coastguard. Moscow says Ukraine is trying to provoke new hostilities while Kiev says it's continuing to be a target of Russian aggression. Target of Russian aggression. Ukraine is calling for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security council to address Russia's blockage of the Kerch strait. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. President Trump will be back out on the campaign trail

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Alan Dershowitz, Ukrainian Navy And Kerch Strait discussed on

00:11 sec | 2 years ago

Alan Dershowitz, Ukrainian Navy And Kerch Strait discussed on

"Harvard law. Professor defense attorney Alan Dershowitz says he expects no criminal charges out of the report. But a lot of political damage it will be made public probably with a response alongside the president will say, look, it's political. There's their countenance our counter Schuetzen ABC's this week tensions explode between Russia and Ukraine. As Ukrainian navy says Russian ships opened fire on Ukrainian ships hitting two of them injuring two crew members in the Kerch strait. No

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"kerch strait" Discussed on Giants of History

Giants of History

04:29 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on Giants of History

"All right, everyone. I'm going to roll the dice here and take a guess at what you might be thinking at this moment. You're thinking, how the hell did Vladimir Putin make it into the lineup of individuals to be explored in this podcast after all, it's called giant's history, and this guy doesn't exactly fit the Bill. Well, I hear you and you wouldn't exactly be wrong and thinking that, and I almost didn't move forward with the Sepah sewed after considering that very notion. But then I thought for better or for worse, this is a guy who has intrigued a good portion of the world for the last few years. And if I enjoyed this story as much as I did, then there are certainly others who would enjoy it as well. And also selfishly an episode like this is a nice way to shake off the dust of antiquity after spending. Almost a year studying Cleopatra and Caesars World. Although I have to admit there are some similarities here between those rulers and the one where exploring here today. I remember thinking after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, in twenty fourteen that Putin was a head of state, unlike anything the world had seen for very long time. And for those of you who aren't familiar with the event were only slightly familiar with all that went down. Here's a quick break down, and this is over-simplified, of course, but it will get the point across as to me, this was just a staunch Shing to hear about in the news in the year twenty fourteen. So Ukraine is a sovereign country in eastern Europe plane his day, and it's not a small country physically, it's about the same size as France from square mileage perspective, and its population is almost the same as Spain's about forty five million people. And Ukraine is bordered by seven other countries all wrapping. Around it. For the most part, with the exception of a portion of its southern border, which is actually the Black Sea and jutting out from the mainland of Ukraine is a peninsula that's about the size of Massachusetts or New Jersey. And this peninsula is Crimea and just to point out the obvious again here it's a peninsula. So Crimea is physically connected to Ukraine. It's not connected to any other country. Now it needs to be noted that the Kerch strait which separates Crimea from Russia is only about two miles wide at its narrowest point. But Crimea is not connected to Russia it is or was I should say now physically connected and part of Ukraine, again, a sovereign country, but in February of two thousand fourteen oversimplifying things. Again here for the sake of time. Vladimir. Rootin- the sided that he wanted to annex Crimea into Russia. Now annex is a fancy way of saying that Putin simply wanted to invade Crimea and make it part of Russia or to get even more blunt Putin wanted to take Crimea from Ukraine. Now, this is not a perfect analogy by any means, and I'll probably take some heat for it, but it will serve its purposes and get the point across. This would be like Canada, all of a sudden invading Michigan and taking it from the United States, just absurd. Well, this is what Putin did. Now there was some historical reasoning behind Putin's decision to take Crimea mainly that Crimea was previously part of Russia for two hundred years before it was gifted in nineteen fifty four to the Soviet Republic of the Ukraine. There was also a referendum put forward by the people of Crimea as well, but that's all superfluous to the larger point Putin wanted Crimea. And so he just took it. And this sounds like something that you would read about taking place decades ago, but this for all intents and purposes just happened..

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"kerch strait" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"kerch strait" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"And a piece which comes with a huge heritage again they something trump denies if he's to be the president of peace i'm not quite sure where this title came from it's kind of one off deals with no transacts no peace i don't bother about anything that may follow on from that well i want to move on now to russia and ukraine the longest bridge in europe stretches some nineteen kilometres across the kerch strait linking russia's crescent chris dr krasnodar region on there i got it with the crimean peninsula in the east side of crimea the kremlin says it's opening marks the physical reunification of crimea with the russian mainland appoint president vladimir putin was eager to make clear today with his maiden journey across the bridge behind the wheel of a truck is there nothing this man can't do also became slightly awkward symbol of russia's place in the world perhaps prompting questions of whether building a bridge to crimea might have burned bridges elsewhere jonathan how much of this is about nba's for mr putin is his it is symbolic is highly symbolic that he was driving a truck and he had truckers jeans onum was was playing the he wasn't that bad chested as far as telling did that does that so i mean there is this huge symbolism of this thing but also economically the links you said crimea with the rest of russia makes tourism easier and so on so it serves as most bridges do some kind of purpose but it's a bubble another assertion by putin the crimea this is russian i've done my thing and if you europeans complain about this too bad for you what are you gonna do please.

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