Contents tagged with Black Sea

  • Ukraine strikes 2 Russian patrol ships in Black Sea

    Ukrainian Forces have struck two Russian patrol ships in the southwestern part of the Black Sea, reported the Strategic Communications Directorate of the Ukrainian Armed Forces "On the morning of September 14, the Defense Forces struck two patrol ships of the Vasily Bykov project 22160 type from the occupying Russian fleet in the southwestern part of the Black Sea. There is significant damage," the statement reads.

    The explosions were reportedly heard in Sevastopol on the night of September 13 …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine asserts its military strength in response to Russia’s grain agreement withdrawal

    One month ago, Russia announced its withdrawal from the grain agreement. In response, Ukraine demonstrated its military capabilities by implementing a mirror military response, facilitated by the Ministry of Infrastructure, that opened a sea transport corridor. This development, proves Ukraine's ability to unblock its own ports, said the Ukrainian Center for Transport Strategies (CTS).

    "The withdrawal of Russia from the grain agreement has revealed a new reality: Ukraine has taken an active …

  • The U.S. sends another strategic reconnaissance drone to the Black Sea

    Three days after the incident with the Russian aircraft ramming and disabling the American strategic drone, the US Air Force sent another reconnaissance drone, this time RQ-4 Global Hawk, to the Black Sea.

    According to the online service Flightradar24, which tracks air traffic around the world, the US Air Force drone flew in the airspace of Bulgaria and Romania, after then continued into the airspace over the Black Sea. According to the American media, the UAV was sent there to observe Russia’ …

  • Russia begins large-scale naval drills in Black Sea

    Russia has begun large-scale exercise of the Black Sea Fleet in annexed Crimea.

    The press service of the Black Sea Fleet said that 30 ships are taking part in the naval exercises to practice the defense of the annexed peninsula.

    "More than 30 ships of the Black Sea Fleet left the ports of Sevastopol and Novorossiysk according to the exercise plan," the press service of the Black Sea fleet said in a statement.

    Frigates, patrol and small missile ships, missile boats, amphibious and small anti- …

  • Russia deploys landing ships to Crimea, closes Black Sea for exercises

    Russia has completed the transfer to the Black Sea of a large group of large landing ships of its Northern and Baltic fleets.

    Having made a passage around European Atlantic coast, which lasted almost a month, 6 landing ships arrived at the port of Sevastopol. Each ship can carry dozens of tanks and hundreds of personnel.

    According to TASS, the large landing ships Minsk, Korolev and Kaliningrad arrived at the main base of the Black Sea Fleet.

    They were joined by the landing ships Pyotr …

  • Russia sends 2 landing ships to Black Sea

    2 large landing ships of the Russian Baltic Fleet, Korolev and Minsk, are crossing the Mediterranean Sea on route to the Black Sea, reported the editor-in-chief of the BlackSeaNews website and the head of the Monitoring Group Institute for Black Sea Strategic Studies Andriy Klymenko on his Facebook page.

    "5 days ago (as of November 27) they were near the northeastern coast of Algeria. If they do not stop anywhere, we can soon see them in the Black Sea," Klimenko wrote.

    According to him, it …

  • Kremlin: Putin is concerned about NATO maneuvers in the Black Sea

    Maneuvers of warships and aircraft of the North Atlantic Alliance in the Black Sea are a cause of "concern" for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

    According to the press Secretary of the Russian President, Putin has repeatedly noted that NATO's military activity in the Black Sea is "a matter of concern."

    Peskov said that Russia is paying "increased attention" in connection with the entry of American warships into the Black Sea. At the same …

  • Russia calls presence of US warships in the Black Sea a ‘provocation’

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu called constant visits of American and other warships to the Black Sea a "provocation".

    "This is, you know, an almost constant attempt to test us, to check how ready we are, how much we have built the entire system along the Black Sea coast, in general in the south of our country. They (the United States) are not alone in this, in such inspections and in such campaigns," Shoygu said on TV Channel Russia 1.

    According to him, the Russian military is …

  • Russia: Black Sea is becoming a zone of ‘dangerous military confrontation’

    The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Black Sea is turning into a "zone of dangerous military confrontation."

    Director of the Fourth European Department of the Russian Foreign Minister Yuri Pilipson, answering a journalist’s question about the security situation in the Black Sea region, said that he believes that "military drills" in the Black Sea do not prevent, but provoke conflict situations. Pilipson pointed out to the joint military exercises of Ukraine with NATO member …

  • Russia conducts air force drills in Black Sea amid Sea Breeze multinational exercises

    The Russian Force and Air Defense units conducted training flights over the Black Sea. The exercises involved 10 aircraft, reported the press service of the Russian Navy.

    The Russian military has worked out missile and bomb attacks on the ships of the conventional enemy. Su-30SM multirole fighters, Su-24M front-line bombers, Su-27 and Su-34 fighter jets of the Southern Military District were involved in the exercises.

    Before the beginning of the "exercise" the Russians conducted …