Freedom of Navigation Monitoring
The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for January-March 2021
The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for January and February 2021
The obstruction of maritime traffic in the Sea of Azov. The results of the monitoring of the intentional delays of vessels in the Kerch Strait for 2020
No Change in the Sea of Azov: The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for August 2020
The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait Returns to Pre-Epidemic Figures. The Monitoring for July 2020
And Again COVID-19: A Hidden Epidemic in Crimea Eases the Blockade in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring Results for June 2020
Russia's Economic War Against Ukraine in the Sea of Azov and COVID-19. The Monitoring Results for May 2020
In May 2020, the average duration of artificial delays of vessels en route from the Black Sea to Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov (Mariupol and Berdiansk) by the RF was 10.1 hours (the yearly average for 2019 was 29.9 hours, the average for the 1st quarter of 2020 was 34 hours). This figure was the lowest since the beginning of the de facto blockade in July 2018.
Russia's economic war against Ukraine in the Sea of Azov: "loosening the grip" or the fear of catching the virus? – The monitoring for April 2020
43 out of 97 vessels passed from the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea in a mode that can be considered normal. This situation was also observed for the first time since June 2018. The main factor - is the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in the ships’ countries of origin, as well as in occupied Crimea and Krasnodar Krai of the RF, where ships and boats of the Coast Guard of the Border Service of the FSB of the RF are based
The Monitoring group of the Institute for Black Sea Strategic Studies, the Maidan of Foreign Affairs and BlackSeaNews are glad to share with you the latest in a series of our monthly studies on Russia's economic war against Ukraine at the Sea of Azov.