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Kerch

 (kĕrch)
A city of southern Ukraine on Kerch Strait, a shallow waterway connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov and bordered on the west by the Kerch Peninsula. The city was founded by Greek colonists in the sixth century bc and eventually passed to Russia after the first Russo-Turkish War (1768-1774).
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Kerch

(Russian kjertʃ)
n
(Placename) a port in S Ukraine on the Kerch Peninsula and the Strait of Kerch (linking the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov): founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century bc; ceded to Russia in 1774; iron-mining, steel production, and fishing. Pop: 153 000 (2005 est)
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Kerch

(kɛrtʃ)

n.
1. a seaport in E Crimea, in SE Ukraine, on Kerch Strait. 173,000.
2. a strait connecting the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. 25 mi. (40 km) long.
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Authorities said that the tanker was used in a Russian operation to block Ukrainian vessels from sailing through the Kerch Strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov in November last year.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron demanded on Friday that Russia release Ukrainian sailors it captured along with their ships last month in the Kerch Strait, which links the Black Sea with the Azov Sea.
The move comes after Lithuania and the United Kingdom increased their security assistance to Ukraine, the department said, following the November 25 attack near the Kerch Strait.
The United States is providing Kiev with additional funding to build up its navy in light of the Kerch strait incident, the State Department said in a press release,Sputnikreported.
The dispute deepened when Moscow last month seized two small Ukrainian gunboats and one tugboat - with a combined crew of 24 - off Crimea, accusing them of illegally entering Russian waters as they headed from the Black Sea via the Kerch Strait.
merchant ships were moving through the Kerch Strait linking the Sea
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Saturday to hold further talks about events in the Kerch Strait at the advisor level between Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany, her spokesman said.
The seamen and their vessels were captured by Russian border guards on Sunday as they were about to make their way through the Kerch Strait near Crimea.