Contents tagged with Black Sea

  • Ukraine conducts naval drills in Black Sea

    On Tuesday December 5, the Ukrainian Naval Forces carried out tactical exercises in the Black Sea, involving 6 small armored artillery boats and 2 naval helicopters, the Defense Ministry’s website reports.

    Of the 6 small armored artillery boats which took part in the drills, 4 were constructed for the Navy this year.

    During the training, the ships formed a tactical group and worked on assignments related to the protection and defense of the coastal zone, ports, and communications.

    “Weapons …

  • US Navy Missile Destroyer enters Black Sea

    The American missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG95) entered the Black Sea on Sunday, as reported by Turkish media outlets, which published photographs of its passage through the Bosporus Strait.

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke class destroyer, equipped with 56 Tomahawk cruise missiles, is heading north along the western coast of the Black Sea.

    In August of this year, the destroyer James E. Williams was in the Baltic Sea. The American ship was in Riga.

    The James E. Williams sailed to the …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense: Russian warship Azov left Greek port

    The Russian landing ship Azov of the Black Sea Fleet – the first Russian ship to pass under the still-under-construction arch of the Kerch Strait Bridge in September – has left Pylos Port in Greece. This was reported on October 22nd by the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    “Today, the Azov, a large landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet, left the Greek port of Pylos, where Russian sailors together with the crew of the Greek destroyer Navarinon took …

  • Russians point weapons at Ukrainian ship as it inspects Ukraine’s marine economic zone

    The marine protection ship Grigory Kuropyatnikov conducted a planned survey of Ukraine’s exclusive (marine) economic zone in the gas deposit region, during which it documented further violations by Russia, the Ukrainian State Border Services reported. The survey was done at all the active deposits in the northwest part of the Black Sea – Shtormove, Arkhangelsk, Golitsynsk and Odessa.

    “The goal of the interdepartmental group was to verify the received information concerning the initiation of …

  • Russian fighter jet approched US reconnaissance aircraft at distance of 6 meters over the Black Sea

    A Russian fighter flew six meters from an American reconnaissance aircraft in the skies above the Black Sea, as reported by NBC News citing a representative of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Pamela Kunze.

    The incident occurred on May 9th. The Russian Su-27 approached the American P-8A Poseidon when it was performing routine operations in international airspace, NBC notes. According to Kunze, the commander of the American aircraft considered the actions of the Russian fighter safe and …

  • Russia detects American strategic drone off its Black Sea coast

    On Friday, May 12, an American reconnaissance drone, RQ-4 Global Hawk, was detected over the Black Sea, heading towards the Russian border, Russia’s TASS news agency reported citing its source in the Russian military.

    "Today, the Russian naval control of the Black Sea detected by an American Strategic Reconnaissance Global Hawk drone flying at high altitude towards the Russian border", the source told TASS.

    According to him, the U.S. drones are making these flights regularly.

    Russian media …

  • Russian warship collides with a commercial vessel in the Black Sea, sailors reported missing

    The Black Sea Fleet's reconnaissance ship, Liman, received breach below waterline in a collision with the Ashot-7 vessel, as reported by Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    "No members of the Liman crew were injured. The ship's crew is trying to rescue the vessel,” the Ministry’s statement reads.

    “The incident occurred on Thursday at 11:53 am in the south-west of the Black Sea, 40 km north-west of the Bosporus Strait. The Liman collided with the Ashot-7 ship. Ashot-7’s country of …

  • Russian anti-submarine forces conduct exercises in the Black Sea

    Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is conducting anti-submarine exercises that will continue until March 25th, as reported by the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    Warships of the regional defense unit as well as diesel-electric submarine Stary Oskol and Naval Aviation units of the Russian Black Sea Fleet take part in the exercises.

    "While carrying out the assigned tasks, the anti-submarine strike group consisting of small anti-submarine ships Suzdalets and Muromets conducted an operation …

  • Russia extends its aircraft patrols to cover the entire Black Sea

    In the Crimea, the Russian naval aircraft fleet on the Black Sea has expanded its radius of action and has begun to patrol the entire perimeter of the Black Sea, Russia's RIA Novosti reported.

    “The Russian naval aircraft fleet on the Black Sea has expanded the operational and tactical radius of its activity and is able to patrol the entire perimeter of the Black Sea,” said Lieutenant Colonel Andrey Kogut, deputy commander of the naval aviation fleet regiment.

    According to him, navy pilots …

  • Eight NATO сountries to send soldiers to join new brigade in Romania

    Eight NATO country members are ready to assign their own military forces to the creation of a new multinational brigade in Romania, which will guarantee the ground presence strength of the Black Sea region, NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference in Brussels.

    “We are strengthening our regional positions in the air and on the ground on the basis of the multinational brigade in Romania. Eight allies have pledged to provide the brigade’s personnel. And five allies are …