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 (ăz′ôf, ā′zôf, ə-zôf′), Sea of
The northern arm of the Black Sea between southwest Russia and southeast Ukraine. The shallow sea has important fisheries.


(Placename) Sea of Azov a shallow arm of the Black Sea, to which it is connected by the Kerch Strait: almost entirely landlocked; fed chiefly by the River Don. Area: about 37 500 sq km (14 500 sq miles)


(ˈæz ɔf, -ɒf, ˈeɪ zɔf, ˈeɪ zɒf)

Sea of, a northern arm of the Black Sea, connected with the Black Sea by Kerch Strait. ab. 14,500 sq. mi. (37,555 sq. km).
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But our left- which consisted of the Azov and Podolsk infantry and the Pavlograd hussars- was simultaneously attacked and outflanked by superior French forces under Lannes and was thrown into confusion.
The EU on Friday added eight more Russians to its sanctions list over a stand-off between Russia and Ukraine in the Azov Sea, including senior security service officials and military commanders that the EU accuses of preventing Ukrainian ships from reaching port.
These new listings have been adopted as a response to escalation in the Kerch Straits and the Azov Sea and the violations of international law by Russia, which used military force with no justification, noted an EU statement.
Freight rates in the Black and Azov Sea regions are sliding amid high prices in Russia, sources quoted as saying said.
"The United States calls on Russia to immediately return to Ukraine the seized vessels and detained Ukrainian crews, to keep the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov open to ships transiting to and from Ukrainian ports, and to respect Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," the State Department added.
Russia was ordered to "immediately return to Ukraine the seized vessels and detained Ukrainian crews" involved in last month's naval provocation and to allow Ukrainian ships to freely navigate the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov in Friday's statement from deputy State Department spokesperson Robert Palladino, according to RT.
Ukraine will send warships back to its Azov Sea ports again, a security official said on Wednesday, despite Russia's seizure of three navy vessels and their crew in the area last month, Reutersreported.
[USA], Dec 18 (ANI): The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has approved, with a 2/3 majority, a resolution introduced by Ukraine asking Russia to cease restriction of international vessels in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
The country supports the extension of sanctions due to the conflict in the Sea of Azov.Slovakia will support the extension of the economic sanctions against Russia adopted on December 13 at the European Council meeting in connection with the current conflict in the Sea of Azov.
from its ports on the Sea of Azov following a standoff with Russia.
Russia is building up its land forces and weapons along the border, Ukraine's president said Saturday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia not to block Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine were still escalating a week after a naval clash in the Black Sea on Nov.