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NATO to increases exercises in Black Sea

Foreign ministers of NATO member-states agreed to expand surveillance operations in the Black Sea and also to increase the number of drills in the region jointly with Ukraine and Georgia, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg …

Air defense troops hold drills in Crimea and Krasnodar

Units of an air defense missile regiment from the army corps of the Black Sea Fleet have switched to field exercises near the Saki and Kacha aerodromes in Crimea, the Fleet’s press office reported. "Over 300 anti-aircraft …

NATO bolsters Ukraine defences over Black Sea situation

NATO allies have increased their practical support to Ukraine in light of the security situation in the Black Sea, according to the statement following the NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting held at NATO Headquarters on March 6. "NATO …

Submarine from Hitler's Lost Fleet found in Black Sea

The Turkish navy found a WWII German submarine that sank in the waters of the Black Sea and will showcase its discovery in a new documentary film. According to the television channel Russia Today, the U-23 submarine was found at a depth of 40 …

Ukrainian border ships check ​​Azov and Black Seas

The ships of the State Border Service of Ukraine carried out planned checks in the Azov and Black Seas’ areas, the press service of the Ukrainian department reports. "During the week, the Maritime Security of the State Border …

Longest shipping jams in Bosphorus and Dardanelles - media

Oil tankers exporting Kazakh and Russian crude from ports in the Black Sea are contending with spiraling delays when navigating Turkey’s key shipping straits, stalling the delivery of millions of barrels of supplies to refineries on the …

 U.S. military vessel Donald Cook docks in Batumi

U.S. military vessel Donald Cook has docked in Georgia's Batumi to participate in joint drills with the staff of the Georgian Coastal Guard Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the Georgian …

USS Donald Cook enters Black Sea

The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook began its transit of the Dardanelles Strait heading into the Black Sea, TASS reports citing the US 6th Fleet’s press service statement. "The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile …

 Pentagon: U.S. Navy back in Black Sea

The U.S. Navy’s dock landing ship Fort McHenry pulled into the Romanian port of Constanta on Monday for what officials term a “routine port visit” after transiting the Dardanelles Strait from the Mediterranean Sea the day …