Contents tagged with Black Sea

  • Russia sends missile cruiser to Black Sea after U.S Coast Guard ship enters the region

    Russia sent its Moskva guided-missile cruiser for exercises in the Black Sea after the U.S. sent a Coast Guard ship to the region, reported Interfax news agency with reference to the press service of the Black Sea Fleet.

    "The crew will conduct a set of combat tasks and joint maneuvers in several Black Sea sea ranges with ships of the Black Sea Fleet and helicopters of maritime aviation and air defense," the Russian Navy Command said.

    They also added that, during the exercises which will …

  • Russia sends out to sea all Black Sea fleet submarines

    Russia, for the first time, has sent out to sea all submarines of its Black Sea Fleet, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to RIA Novosti, not a single submarine remained at the base. 

    "This is an unprecedented case, which has not taken place previously either in the fleets of the Russian Federation, or in the fleets of foreign states," the agency quotes a senior officer of the Black Sea Submarine Brigade, 1st Rank Captain Anatoly Varochkin.

    Varochkin said that such a format for carrying combat …

  • Russia begins testing new naval surveillance system in the Black Sea

    Russia is testing a new surface surveillance system in the Black Sea, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the Scientific and Research Institute for Long-Distance Radio Communications (NIIDAR), which was involved in the development of this tracking system.

    The institute noted that the system was given the working name "Strategy" and is currently monitoring the surface situation in the Black Sea. The system uses "satellite and ground-based automatic information systems, data from various radar …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO must strengthen its presence in the Black Sea region

    NATO should continue to strengthen its positions in the Black Sea region in light of the "growing Russian military presence in the annexed Crimea", said by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels, ahead of the NATO Foreign Ministers' Council, which will be held on December 1-2 over video link.

    "We see that Russia is increasing its military presence (in the Black Sea region), and especially in Crimea. This is the reason why we should continue to increase our …

  • Ukraine to build two naval bases on Black Sea

    During the annual address to the Parliament, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukraine begins construction of two new naval bases to protect the Black Sea region.

    "We are starting to build two state-owned Ukrainian naval bases to protect the Black Sea region," said Zelensky, without specifying the location of these bases.

    The Ukrainian President also said that modernization of the frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy, the preparation of Centaur amphibious assault boats and the …

  • Russia to test new cruise missile ship in Black Sea

    Russia will carry out tests of a newly-built small ship Grayvoron equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles in the Black Sea, reported Interfax with reference to the press service of the Russian Navy.

    "The missile ship, built for the Black Sea Fleet, carries out the first exit to the Black Sea to undergo factory tests. This ship will be the fourth small missile ship with Kalibr cruise missiles," the press service of the Russian Navy said in a statement.

    It is noted that the ship’s purpose is the …

  • NATO to increase its presence in the Black Sea

    NATO member forces will increase air patrols and the presence of naval ships in the Black Sea, said the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, as quoted by Interfax Ukraine.

    According to Kyiv, the relevant agreement was reached during the meeting of Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels.

    Taran also called on NATO member states to join the national strategic exercises planned in the fall in southern Ukraine.

    Stoltenberg and Taran …

  • Ukraine and Romania conduct join naval drills in the Black Sea

    Ukraine and Romania conducted PASSEX join naval drills in the Black Sea.

    The patrol boat of the Ukrainian Navy Starobelsk and the Romanian Navy corvette Contraamiral Horia Macellariu took part in the exercise, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Navy on Facebook.

    It is noted that the ships of the two countries have worked out a series of tasks on compatibility according to NATO standards. The emphasis in training was placed on improving the skills and actions of ship crews in carrying …

  • Russian Su-27 fighter jet crashes in Black Sea

    On March 25, a Russian Su-27 fighter jet crashed in the Black Sea off the Crimean coast, reported the TV channel "Crimea 24" with reference to the Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to the Russian news agency TASS, the Su-27 disappeared from radar screens 50 km from the city of Feodosia.

    "The Su-27 fighter jet disappeared from the control screens during the scheduled flights on March 25, at about 20:10, over the Black Sea,50 km from Feodosia. At 20:11 the signal of an emergency beacon in the …

  • Ukraine calls its new assault boats 'a worthy response' to Russian amphibious ships

    Ukrainian Centaur-class assault boats are a "worthy response to outdated" large amphibious ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, stated the Ukrainian Defense Ministry in a the video produced by the TV and radio studio Breeze, which has been posted on YouTube.

    Russian ships are "much slower and have long since exhausted their lifespan," the video says. It is specified that Ukrainian boats can develop speeds of up to 36 knots and can accommodate 36 paratroopers. The boats are armed with C-8 …