Contents tagged with Azov Sea

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs sends additional forces to the Sea of Azov

    The subdivisions of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs increase presence in the Sea of Azov due to Russia's actions, said Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov.

    “Having occupied the Crimea and part of the Donbas, Russia continues to attack our sovereignty. This concerns the waters of the Sea of Azov as well. That is why we are increasing the presence of the units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, namely the units of the State Service for Emergency Situations and the …

  • Ukrainian Navy conducts exercises in the Black and Azov Seas

    The Ukrainian Naval Forces conducted the command-staff exercises Cossack Will-2018  in the Black and Azov Seas, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Navy.

    “The main goal of the exercises is to increase the military command and control bodies’ capability of conducting defensive stabilization actions by the troops, as well as planning and implementing counter-offensive operations,” the statement reads.

    According to reports, personnel of the six tactical groups of the Ukrainian Naval …

  • Ukraine conducts exercises on the coast of the Azov Sea

    The Ukrainian United forces operation units conducted tactical exercises on the coast of the Azov Sea, reported the Ukrainina State Border Service.

    During the exercises, the crews of armoured vehicles of the State Border Guard Service and tank units of the Armed Forces improved their cooperation in accomplishing tasks related to coast defence and destruction of surface targets and enemy’s marine forces.

    "During the shooting training, both day and night, sniper teams strengthened their skills …

  • Ukraine to use trade port infrastructure for its naval base in the Azov Sea

    The new Ukrainian naval base that will be created in Berdyansk on the Azov Sea coast will initially use a trade port infrastructure instead of a strictly military one, stated People’s Deputy Ivan Vinnik, 112 Ukraine reports. He noted that the General Staff has already approved the deployment of the new base.

    “For now, a trade port infrastructure will be used but, in the future, it will develop for military use. Possibly, additional quays will also be constructed, etc.,” he said.

    Ukraine has …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: situation in the Azov Sea to be discussed at UN General Assembly

    Russia's aggressive behavior in the Azov Sea will be discussed at the UN General Assembly, stated the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin.

    "At the General Assembly in New York there will be a series of meetings with the American side regarding this matter," he said during a briefing.

    The Foreign Minister promised that the situation in the Azov Sea will be one of the key points Ukraine brings up at the General Assembly.

    Klimkin also reported on the implementation of …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine creates a naval base on the Sea of Azov

    In a post on his Facebook page, President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko welcomed the deployment of Ukrainian military vessels into the Sea of Azov and noted that these ships “will become part of the newly created Ukrainian naval base in the Azov."

     “Congratulations to our warships, the search, and rescue ship A500 Donbas and the tugboat A830 Korets, on the deployment to the Sea of Azov. These ships will be part of the newly created Ukrainian naval base fleet in Azov. Thanks to the crews of the …

  • Russia explains the detention of ships in the Azov Sea as its ‘sovereign right’

    Russia’s Foreign Minister spokesperson Maria explained the detentions and searches of ships in the Sea of Azov, which headed to Ukrainian ports, as “ensuring security” and as its “sovereign right for inland waters."

    "Russia's actions to inspect ships are aimed only at ensuring security in the waters of the Azov Sea and the Kerch Strait. They do not contradict any international laws that apply to the inland water areas. Other states' practices of exercising sovereign rights in respect to inland …

  • Ukraine plans to create a naval base in the Azov Sea

    By the end of this year, Ukraine plans to create a naval base for the armed forces in the Azov Sea, reported the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers.

    “Two armored artillery boats of the Ukrainian Navy were floated off the shore of Berdyansk. Before the end of the year, we will create a new naval base for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Azov Sea,” said the government in a statement on Facebook.

    On September 6th, at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, a decision was …

  • Merkel accuses Russia of destabilizing post-Soviet countries

    Russia destabilizes the situation in Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova and Azerbaijan, said the German Chancellor the German servicemen stationed in Lithuania, the Deutsche Welle reported.

    “We see that, in fact, almost all former Soviet republics that are not part of the EU and NATO are facing internal conflicts created by Russia,” said the head of the German government.

    “Today, all these states are trying to recover their territorial integrity since Russia either took parts of their …

  • Ukraine reinforces its Azov and Black Sea border guards with Special Forces

    Ukrainian border guards working in the waters of the Azov and Black Seas will be reinforced with Naval Special Forces, said Head of the State Border Service of Ykraine (SBSU) Petro Tsyhykal, reported the press service of the SBSU.

    Tsyhykal explained that apart from law enforcement responsibilities, the Border Service’s task is to strengthen efforts in the east of the country in response to Russia’s actions, including in the waters of the Azov and Black Seas.

    “I think we will have about a …