Why are the Russians blocking a channel connected to the Baltic Sea? Another reason to provoke more problems with Ukraine and to destabilize that region, which has been a hot spot since Russia annexed Crimea back in 2014.
Already, the U.N. Security Council has been called into emergency session to deal with the worsening crisis between the two nations. NATO and the European Union have also called on Russia to bring peace back to that area.
This shows again yet another facet of how Russia is dealing with its neighbors, and it is not at all a good scenario.