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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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Dutch frustration with Russia grows increasingly personal. Plus the latest on the Mideast conflict.

Dutch frustration with Russia grows increasingly personal. Plus the latest on the Mideast conflict.

March 4th, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Ukrainian, Russian warships on the move in key Black Sea channel

(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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