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(CNN) – Russian troops have taken positions in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, as world leaders scramble to find a solution to this conflict.
Now, moves at sea are also raising the stakes, in a key channel into the Black Sea, a Turkish waterway identified as a world oil transit choke point by the U.S. government.
The Bosphorus Strait was the scene of a tense situation involving a key Ukrainian warship that CNN's Ivan Watson was tailing off the coast of Turkey.
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The Lead with Jake Tapper draws not only on Tapper’s deep knowledge of politics and national issues, but also seeks to examine and advance stories across a wide range of topics that demonstrate his own curiosities and interests. Compelling headlines come from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, sports to popular culture, based on news drivers of the day.
The Lead with Jake Tapper airs weekdays at 4 p.m. ET.
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