Fear of war in Ukraine - Power struggle Full Episode | Flights And Fights 1 day ago   28:30

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On the eve of presidential elections in Ukraine, the power struggle on the Sea of Asov is coming to a head. The Sea of Asov borders both Ukraine and Russia.

Both states have the right to use it. Yet Russia is setting up obstacles to shipping on the sea. What if a situation similar to that in Crimea is threatening this region? Oleksandr Oliynyk, director of the port of Mariupol, is convinced that ‘Russia wants to destabilize our region and is exerting economic pressure to acquire what it failed to get in 2014.’ The economy of Mariupol has been suffering since the start of the war in Eastern Ukraine. The amount of cargo handled by the port has plummeted. Difficulties for ports in eastern Ukrainian were exacerbated after the opening of the Kerch bridge, connecting the annexed Crimean peninsula with the Russian mainland. Freight ships with a height of more than 33 meters cannot pass under the bridge, and can no longer reach eastern Ukraine.
Russian border controls and the coastguard body of the FSB, the domestic Russian secret service, make matters worse, costing money and days of waiting for the ship owners. Fewer and fewer shipping firms are willing to call at eastern Ukrainian ports. ‘Of course we’re worried about losing our jobs’ says Artjom, a docker who has been working a reduced four-day week for some time. His colleague Sergej, at the neighboring shipyard, has had his hours cut since the beginning of this year. Everyone here is feeling Russia’s increasing pressure and dominance. Many are afraid that the war could also soon reach Mariupol.
The documentary accompanies people in Mariupol and Berdjansk through their daily lives, just a stone’s throw from the front line. Their livelihoods are inextricably linked with the Sea of Asov, and they are at risk of becoming embroiled in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

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poor ukraine!! take eastern ukraine back and start AGAIN building ur Nuclear bombs(the only possible servival against Russian)
Cress Mol
Russia does insane vs Ukraine does normal .could you pass your Ohm Bay you did it ? Looks you ecosystem Russia, please ! Made your coating as a human been especially. *Be Aware BBC Psycho Path, what year this recorded lay down in tube?
Russia has made it no secret that they intend to subdue and control all of Eastern Europe. Those who think Russia can be reasoned with are either ignorant of the last thousand years or are liars.
Sang Nguyen
I support Ukrainian. Do not give even an inch of your land to the Russian. Fight them like your ancestors did. Take back all your land.
Pvk Jhilk
It has been Crimea since before Ghengis Khan's days
Strong propoganda.
Phillip Gibbon
Fake news the moment you say annexed you lost all credibility
This is exactly why no one likes Russia in the eastern block.. To be fair, Ukraine would function much better if it was administered by EU authorities to clean up corruption.
vassili zaitsev
It is a bit surreal to have struggle between Ucraine and Russia for anything at all,unless the case when a rat struggles with bear.Just all are doing their jobs.If so brave and fearless why you escaped from Crimea?Didnt your US friends sweared they will help you at any cost and Crimea and Asov will be yours?You come ahead like a wolfes and run back like a sheeps,now you cry like a babies.And yet it is so sad only the peaceful and normal people trying to have normal lifes suffer from all that noncence.
Corrupt Ukraine. How many millions did Poroshenko steal?
Sammy Miami
I dont now wher is the diferenc btw r and u they are booth sllavs fock them booth they are booth enemy of the west
The Americans interfered in Ukraine. Victoria Nuland backed a coup then passed control to a "cousin" . Since then Ukraine has gone steadily downloads. That is always the result of American interference.
They need to leave the Ukraine alone.
Haribo 73
Where's the Azov battalion to protect the area that bares its name?
alex swonder
God bless Ukraine
zh 5003
..little bit false story...news from west..why not all of us hear news from east...so check&balance is there..don't we...
Hajduk Besmrtnik
Liar, liar, pants on fire... 😂
Tad Meister
ty... but some of that reporting was lazy crap
mr. paulo
Ukraine its not russia !
Michael Orlow
That shallow puddle they call a sea is incredibly dangerous. It's only 20 meters at its deepest and during storms, the water has nowhere to go but up... Creating killer waves that swallow these boats in record numbers.
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