Russian Naval Exercises in Sea of Azov: A Prelude to ‘Hybrid’-Style Invasion?

On May 18, Moscow released a navigation alert (NAVAREA 0423/18—reprinted by the Ukrainian government as coastal warning PRIP 173) for a section of the Sea of Azov, cautioning that Russian naval training exercises would make the area dangerous for maritime passage from…

  • Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 15 Issue: 78
  • Ihor Kabanenko
  • The Jamestown Foundation

The zone, which occupies 2,000 square kilometers, has been closed to shipping traffic.

Uzo 1aThough the announcement quickly drew the attention of Ukrainian news outlets (, May 21), the Russian state media has so far kept silent.

According to the…

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