Contents tagged with Azov Sea

  • Lavrov: Russia will not allow NATO ships to enter the Sea of Azov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia would not allow NATO vessels to enter the Sea of Azov to participate in the joint exercises with Ukraine.

    “Now Ukraine wants to invite NATO to conduct joint exercises in the Sea of Azov, but this will not be possible because our agreement with Ukraine requires mutual consent for the passage of warships into the Sea of Azov,” said Lavrov in his interview with RT France, Paris Match and Le Figaro.

    “But they want it, and they are actively …

  • Russia deploys two military vessels in Sea of Azov

    In order to increase the numbers of its surface forces, Russia has sent two military ships to the Sea of Azov: the Project 1040 Svetlyak-class patrol boats Syktyvkar and Kizlyar from the Russian Coast Guard, the Ukrainian Military Portal reports.

    On October 10, the Kizlyar was spotted at the Cheboksary Reservoir, not far from Nizhny Novgorod beyond the passage in Arkhangelsk. The Syktyvkar took the same course on October 11.

    “Both ships are expected to arrive in the Sea of Azov after October 2 …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine preparing to respond to Russian aggression in Sea of Azov

    The Ukrainian military is preparing to fight back against Russian aggression in the Sea of Azov. Ukraine’s Navy shows a high level of combat readiness, drills are being held in the north coast of the Sea of Azov, and Ukrainian soldiers are being trained to repel enemy attacks, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the swearing-in ceremony of students at the Ivan Bohun Military High School in Kyiv.

    “We are preparing to repel Russian aggression in the sea of Azov. The gunpowder must be …

  • Ukraine conducts large-scale military exercises in the Azov Sea

    The naval Armed Forces of Ukraine, executing the decision of the National Security Council, conducted military exercises in the Azov Sea, as reported on the website of the Ministry of Defense.

    “Comprehensive tactical exercises of various military forces defending a section of the coast are designed to test the readiness of the Ukrainian army and other branches of the military to respond to Russian aggression in the Azov Sea,” reads the statement.

    The military exercises included the Marine …

  • Ukraine to establish border with Russia in the Azov and Black Seas

    On October 12, President Petro Poroshenko put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) to protect Ukraine’s interests in the Azov and Black Seas, the Kerch Strait, as well as in the south and east of Ukraine, as stated in Decree No. 320/2018.

    A great number of articles of this decree are classified. The non-confidential part of the decree speaks about, for example, the need to form a working situational group to protect Ukraine’s national …

  • Ukraine plans to close part of the Azov Sea during the military exercises

    Part of the Azov Sea near the Ukrainian city of Berdyansk and Yalta village in the Donetsk region will be closed from October 9 to 12 because of the exercises of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, journalist Andrei Klimenko announced on Facebook. He reported the exact coordinates of the closed area, as well as the time interval of the live fire exercises.

    “Artillery fire [will be conducted] from 15:00 UTC October 9 to 12:00 UTC on October 10, 2018 and from 15:00 UTC October 11 to 12:00 UTC October 12, …

  • Turchynov announces large-scale exercises of Ukrainian military in the Azov Sea

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov stated that the Ukrainian military would carry out large-scale exercises in the Azov Sea. Turchynov noted that he is aware of that Russia intends to hold military exercises in the Azov Sea in the near future.

    "The Ukrainian military will also carry out serious exercises in the Azov Sea,” he said. He announced that the Ukrainian military is reinforcing the Coast Guard and building up the Air power in the Azov …

  • Kremlin allocates a piece of land to Russian army on the Azov sea coast

    The Russian government has allocated a designated area in the Sea of Azov to the Russian Defense Ministry. This area is located 1.5 miles from the coast of the Russian city Yeysk and 65 km from the city of Mariupol, reports Ukrainian military portal.

    The decree published on Russian government website of legal information notes that the government allocated this territory "to ensure the defense of the country and the security of the state."

    However, the specific reasons for the need of this …

  • NATO concerned about the escalation in the Azov Sea

    NATO is concerned that Russia is preventing Ukrainian vessels from accessing the Azov Sea, stated the Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg before a meeting with the secretaries of Defense, reports Interfax Ukraine.

    NATO is also concerned with the presence of Russia in the Crimea and their activities near the Crimean bridge.

    “The situation in Ukraine, around Ukraine, in the Azov Sea, and in the Crimea is what we always discuss (with the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko), and in these …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine to reinforce its Azov Sea flotilla with American boats

    Two Island-class patrol boats given to Ukraine by the US will be rearmed and sent to the Sea of Azov, Verkhovna Rada First Deputy Chairwoman Iryna Herashchenko wrote on Facebook.

    “The US has given Ukraine two Island-class boats which will be fitted with weapons. They are ideally suited, among other things, to reinforcing Ukraine’s military presence in the Sea of Azov… They will serve our Navy for another 25-30 years, and will protect and patrol Ukrainian waters, even Ukrainian Crimea, I …