Dr Sidharth Kaushal comments on the dangers of the Black Sea for the Today Programme

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The waters of the Black Sea are highly dangerous for civilian shipping. This is both because of naval mines laid at the outset of the war first by the Russians but also by the Ukrainians as a coastal defence measure, but secondly because of the activities of the Russian Black Sea Fleet which has done things like conduct missile strikes on port terminals and damaged a number of ships in ports so it is a highly risky environment..."