Contents tagged with Black Sea

  • 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 …

  • Stoltenberg announced NATO’s intention to support allies in the Black Sea

    NATO is going to reinforce its defense and "support allies" in the Black Sea as stated by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in a telephone conversation with the Foreign Minister of Romania, Teodor Meleșcanu, as reported by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "Romania has expressed a strong commitment to deepening transatlantic relations and implementing all obligations concerning the allocation of resources necessary to the line of defense," the message says.

    It also indicated …

  • Warships from four NATO countries will carry out air defense exercises during Black Sea drills

    On the 13th of February, warships from Canada, Spain, Romania, and Bulgaria will practice air defense maneuvers and responses to simulated enemy attacks, the press service of the Bulgarian Defense Ministry reported.

    “Tactical maneuvering, air defense, responses to different surface attacks, helicopter cargo deliveries, and other maneuvers will be practiced during these PASSEX-type exercises (passing exercise). These exercises will take place on the 13th of February in the Black Sea,” the …

  • Russian Defense Ministry summons Ukrainian military attache regarding attack on Ukrainian aircraft

    On Wednesday evening, Russia's Defense Ministry invited the Ukrainian Defense Attaché in Russia for the delivery of a military-diplomatic note in connection with the Ukrainian aircraft’s flyby near the drill towers in the Black Sea. Interfax-Ukraine reported the details.

    "The delivered note emphasized that the actions of the Ukrainian aircraft were regarded as provocative," said the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov. According to him, the …

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

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the NATO countries’ Ministry of Defence representatives are going to adopt a package of measures to strengthen the military presence in the Black Sea region at a meeting in February.

    Stoltenberg made this statement at a meeting with the new president of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev.

    "We see a more aggressive Russia. We see riots and violence in the south, and terrorism. And we see cyber-attacks and hybrid wars," Stoltenberg said.

    "Therefore NATO …

  • Canadian and Spanish warships entered the Black Sea

    The Spanish frigate, Almirante Juan de Borbón, which is equipped with an Aegis Combat System, and the Canadian frigate, St. John's, entered the Black Sea waters yesterday.

    The Spanish and Canadian frigates are part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2), which operates in the Mediterranean Sea.

    According to Romanian Naval Forces, the ships will take part in the Sea Shield 2017 NATO exercise, which will be held from February 1 to 10 in the eastern part of the Black Sea.

    In the near …

  • The Deputy Head of Russia’s FSB Border Service accused Ukraine of provocations at the border

    On the 22nd of January, the Deputy Head of Russia’s FSB Border Service, Admiral Gennady Medvedev, accused Ukraine of violating the Russian State border and carrying out provocative actions. According to Medvedev, actions of the Ukrainian Naval Forces in the Black Sea pose a real threat to the security of maritime economic activities of the Russian Federation. Medvedev noted that Russian Security Services jointly with the Russian Navy curb such activities.

    According to him, Ukraine allegedly …

  • Poltorak claimed that Ukraine intends to hold regular missile exercises in the Black sea

    Ukraine is planning to hold regular missile firing exercises in the Black Sea, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said in an interview with Channel 5.

    "I consider these exercises as very good and necessary. We are not going to ask anyone which exercises we should hold in our own territory. They will be held as regularly as needed,” Poltorak stated.

    According to the Minister, Russian authorities reacted strongly to the exercises held by Ukraine. He added that the Defense Ministry was ready to …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO is considering strengthening its presence in the Black Sea

    The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, stated that NATO is seriously thinking about strengthening its presence in the Black Sea region, as quoted by digi24 news portal. “Currently, we are reviewing the possibility of ensuring our presence on the Black Sea by means of naval and air forces. We are discussing this problem mostly with coastal States – Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey,” Stoltenberg explained.

    The Secretary General of NATO noted that, “ …