As China has grown more powerful and aggressive, they have begun trying to claim possession of international water in the South China Sea.
This has led to several hostile military skirmishes between the Chinese and US navies.
For the past several years, Russia has been invading the Crimean region of the Ukraine, resulting in the deaths of military troops on both sides.
Russia is now claiming ownership of what was international water in the Sea of Azov, which has led to a military incident between Russia and Ukraine that could, like the situation in the South China Sea, lead to an international war.
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BBC News – Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Who controls the territorial waters around Crimea? – Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of breaking international law after a Russian border patrol seizure of three Ukrainian ships.
The naval vessels – two artillery ships and a tug boat – were bound for the Ukrainian port of Mariupol in the Sea of Azov.
This required them to pass through the Kerch Strait, a narrow strip of water being blocked by a Russian cargo ship.
Both sides are blaming each other and there has been a flurry of claims and counter-claims.
Ukraine has criticised the Russian authorities, which this year started imposing checks on ships travelling to and from Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov…
Some believe the reason that both China and Russia are using military aggression to expand their territory is due to the extent that Barack Obama weakened the US military.
Both nations know that the United States is not in a position to be able to stop them.
Recent reports verify the fact that the US military cannot win a war with either Russia or China and it’s all due to the eight years of Obama.
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