Contents tagged with Black Sea

  • Kyiv: Russia may charge the crew of detained Ukrainian shipping vessel with terrorism

    The members of the crew of the Ukrainian fishing vessel YAMK-0041 that Russian border guards detained near Russian-annexed Crimea could be accused of terrorism. This assumption on Radio Krym.Realii was expressed by Deputy Head of State Border Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodyan.

    Slobodyan explained that the Russian government is now trying to make the crew criminally responsible for anything from terrorism to arms smuggling. He said the objective is to paint the crew as not simply offenders but …

  • Poroshenko's representative for Crimea: escalation of conflict in the Black Sea between Russia and Ukraine is inevitable

    The conflict between Russia and Ukraine will escalate following the detention of Ukrainian fishing vessel "YMK-0041" by Russian border guards, the permanent representative of the President of Ukraine in the Crimea, Boris Babin said on Radio Krym.Realii. "Ukrainian authorities have long turned a blind eye to what is in fact a conflict in the sea due to the annexation of the Crimea. That situation cannot last forever. The logic of events suggests that an escalation is inevitable. A year ago, the …

  • Russian border guards seize Ukrainian fishing vessel in the Black Sea

    On Friday, May 4, Russian Border Guard service detained a Ukrainian fishing boat in the Black Sea, the press service of the Russian Border Guard of the FSB of Russia in the Crimea reported.

    "On May 4, west of Cape Tarkhankut in the waters of the Black Sea, the ship Ametist of the Border Service of the Federal Security Service of Russia in Crimea detained the Ukrainian fishing vessel YMK-0041 (port of registration - Ochakov, Ukraine), which was engaged in illegal fishing of flounder with …

  • Group of NATO warships enters the Black Sea

    Warships from the NATO Standing Maritime Group 2 entered the Black Sea, as reported by Turkish information portals that track the passage of ships across the Bosporus Strait and the Sea of Marmara.

    The British missile destroyer HMS Duncan (D37) is the flagship of the NATO vessels. The group also includes the Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Victoria (F82), the Turkish Navy frigate TCG Gemlik (F492), the German Navy FGS Bayern (f217) and several smaller ships.

    It was recently reported that in autumn, …

  • British Royal Air Force to fight 'aggression' over the Black Sea

    British Typhoon fighter jets will join the NATO air police mission over the Black Sea to combat "potential aggression," the Royal Air Force press service reported.

    During an official ceremony at the Mihail Kogălniceanu Romanian airbase, NATO representatives gave formal accreditation for the RAF Typhoons to commence NATO Enhanced Air Policing missions over the Black Sea. According to Lieutenant General Rubén Carlos García Servert, the commander of the Combined Air Operations Centre at the …

  • Large US landing ship with 500 marines enters the Black Sea

    On Wednesday, March 7, the USS Oak Hill LSD 51 landing ship entered Black Sea waters. A photograph of the vessel’s passage through the Bosphorus Strait was published by the Istanbul information portals, Interfax reports.

    “A large American landing ship, with divisions of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit with roughly 500 marines on board, is currently moving north towards the coast of Romania,” the report states.

    The command of the US Navy’s Sixth Fleet said that the ship is going to take …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Russia will pay a huge fine in accordance with Kyiv’s claim in The Hague Arbitration Court

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, claims that the amount of compensation from Russia for violations of Ukraine's rights in the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, and the Kerch Strait will be significant, however the amount of compensation will be determined by the International Tribunal.

    "We deliberately do not publicize the amount, because Russia continues to violate the rights of Ukraine, and Russia will pay for it - the amount will be determined by the Arbitration Court. …

  • Two US Navy missile destroyers entered the Black Sea

    Two United States Navy missile destroyers, the USS Carney and the USS Ross entered the Black Sea on Saturday, February 17. The press-service of the Navy’s 6th Fleet recalled that the last time the two warships were in the Black Sea at the same time was July 2017, during the joint US-Ukrainian exercises called “Sea Breeze.”

    The decision to send two ships into the Black Sea was made in advance to carry out Maritime security operations.

    The USS Carney is equipped with an Aegis missile defense …

  • American USS Ross guided missile destroyer deployed to the Black Sea

    The USS Ross guided missile destroyer entered the Black Sea, passing the Bosporus under cover of darkness in support of the US allies, according to Yörük Işık’s Twitter blog, which tracks the movement of warships across the Bosporus.

    As reported on the website of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, on February 9, the USS Ross destroyer arrived in the Albanian port of Vlorë. RBC-Ukraine website says that the presence of the American warship in the Mediterranean Sea shows the US commitment in …

  • NATO ships conduct maneuvers on Black Sea

    In the Black Sea, near Odessa, two permanent maritime NATO groups are conducting joint maneuvers, as by Dumskaya news outlet.

    Involved in these actions are the SNMG2 Second Permanent Group and the SNMCMG2 Mine Action Group.

    “Today, during the exercises, joint maneuvers with helicopter landings were conducted. According to unverified information, Romanian fighters also participated in the exercises,” the publication noted.

    It was noted that for the first time in many years, two British …