Let’s look at the source:
This outfit is funded by a corrupt Russian oligarch who fell out with Putin. Why do groups like this pose as neutral and objective? It’s obviously a politically motivated propaganda outfit just like RT.
The topic does not need to drone on and on.
In one very short paragraph:
The Black Sea ports are considered vital to Russias military viability. The Russians will do whatever it takes (no limits at all) to keep them.
Everything else is window dressing.
Everyone who served in the armed forces during the cold war should be able to explain it.
Actually, you have to be pretty damned stupid not to understand the importance of those ports to Russia. The EU appears to have been that stupid in provoking this.