The Sea of Azov, at the far northeastern end of the Black Sea (and the Atlantic Ocean) has been in the news recently. Situated east of the Crimean Peninsula, the Sea of Azov is the shallowest of the world's seas, with a depth that does not exceed 46 feet. Historically, the sea was known for its rich fishing. Although Russia and Ukraine agreed to share the Sea of Azov in a 2003 treaty, today the sea is all but encircled by Russian military forces. The besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol sits on the northern shore of the Sea of Azov, as shown on this map from the geopolitical consulting firm Stratfor: www.stratfor.com/sites/default/files/styles/wv_small/public/ukraine-navy-sea-of-azov-092418_0.png.
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