a dam is being constructed to join the Ukrainian island of Tuzla with the Russian shore of the Taman Peninsula
Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency says the dam is being built to "restore the ecological [balance]" of the area,
they failed to add that theres more than 100 oil and natural gas deposits discovered at the bottom of this sea.
looks like things are getting pretty hot in there
Talks have continued for several years now. Basically, Russia wants to leave the Azov Sea as they say for joint use, and Ukraine wants to make a clear
dividing line on the map, and say that this part of the sea belongs to Ukraine and this one to Russia."
According to the recent information, Ukraine's Frontier Service has started exercises on the island of Tuzla with participation of the Navy, aviation
and special troops. Meanwhile, the Supreme Rada Committee for national security and defense "does not rule out the possibility of a military
conflict with Russia."
[Edited on 19-10-2003 by SectorGaza]