Ukraine, with 18 seaports, has the most powerful sea port potential among all countries of the Black Sea.
However, this does not mean Putin is lying: In fact, Russia experts generally saw his speech as an expression of his real beliefs.
It also describes how the geography of India and Pakistan — the watery arc of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal, the Hindukush to the northwest and the Himalayas to the north, the plateau of the Balochistan desert, North West Frontier mountains, and the Karakoram range which leads back to the Himalayas — forms the bloodied rink of a tragic conflict.
He cited arguments made by a minority of the population and sent troops to occupy the pennisula.
Why does Russia command such power on the world stage? Then in November 2013, protests erupted after Ukrainian President refused to sign a political association and free trade agreement with the European Union, choosing closer ties with Russia instead.
Once this was secured, Putin began funding a long, drawn-out conflict in the Donbas region, the area where the shale rock formations were discovered.