The geopolitics of the Black Sea region

Since 2014 – if not 2008 – Russia has destabilised the Black Sea region, gradually turning it into a zone of anarchy. The Kremlin’s renewed offensive against Ukraine in February 2022 led to widespread military action, closing the Black Sea off to civilian traffic. This map visualises the geopolitics of the Black Sea region.

This map was updated on 29th March 2022.

Where this map is used: