Contents tagged with Black Sea

  • Russian air attacks in the south of Ukraine drop sharply after Ukrainian Forces down Su-24M bomber

    The number of flights by Russian military aircraft in the Southern Front has sharply decreased after the Ukrainian Armed Forces downed a Russian Su-24M near Zmiinyi Island (Snake Island) in the Black Sea. According to the Russian Telegram channel "VDB za Chestnost' i Spravedlivost" (Airborne Troops for Honesty and Justice), associated with the officers of the Russian military grouping "Dnepr”, after the incident, the Russians suspect that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have deployed some foreign …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine has destroyed 15 Russian warships since the beginning of war

    As of today, 15 Russian ships have been destroyed and another 12 Russian ships have been damaged, announced Ukrainian Navy spokesperson Dmytro Pletenchuk.

    "We can count the vessels that have already been taken out of action. These include 15 destroyed and 12 damaged enemy ships. Of course, not all of this is the result of our drones' work, but they have caused a significant amount of damage to the enemy's ships. That's why we are essentially spearheading this new type of naval warfare, and …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces strike Russian landing boats in the Black Sea

    On the night of November 10, two Russian high-speed landing assault boats, belonging to project 11770, were struck in the Black Sea near the village of Chernomorske in occupied Crimea, reported the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    The boats, which were carrying crews and armored vehicles including the BTR-82, had been actively used by Russia during the occupation of Snake Island to deliver military equipment and troops, according to the Main Intelligence …

  • Putin orders Kinzhal missile-equipped aircraft to Patrol Black Sea's neutral zone

    Russian president Vladimir Putin announced that Russian aircraft armed with Kinzhal missiles will patrol the neutral zone of airspace above the Black Sea. The patrols will be conducted by the Russian Aerospace Forces using the MiG-31 aircraft, which are equipped with Kinzhal missiles that have a range of over 1000 kilometers, although previous claims stated a range of over 2000 kilometers.

    President Putin did not clarify the rationale behind deploying such aircraft over the Black Sea, …

  • Ukraine strikes 2 Russian patrol ships in Black Sea

    Ukrainian Forces have struck two Russian patrol ships in the southwestern part of the Black Sea, reported the Strategic Communications Directorate of the Ukrainian Armed Forces "On the morning of September 14, the Defense Forces struck two patrol ships of the Vasily Bykov project 22160 type from the occupying Russian fleet in the southwestern part of the Black Sea. There is significant damage," the statement reads.

    The explosions were reportedly heard in Sevastopol on the night of September 13 …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine asserts its military strength in response to Russia’s grain agreement withdrawal

    One month ago, Russia announced its withdrawal from the grain agreement. In response, Ukraine demonstrated its military capabilities by implementing a mirror military response, facilitated by the Ministry of Infrastructure, that opened a sea transport corridor. This development, proves Ukraine's ability to unblock its own ports, said the Ukrainian Center for Transport Strategies (CTS).

    "The withdrawal of Russia from the grain agreement has revealed a new reality: Ukraine has taken an active …

  • The U.S. sends another strategic reconnaissance drone to the Black Sea

    Three days after the incident with the Russian aircraft ramming and disabling the American strategic drone, the US Air Force sent another reconnaissance drone, this time RQ-4 Global Hawk, to the Black Sea.

    According to the online service Flightradar24, which tracks air traffic around the world, the US Air Force drone flew in the airspace of Bulgaria and Romania, after then continued into the airspace over the Black Sea. According to the American media, the UAV was sent there to observe Russia’ …

  • Russia begins large-scale naval drills in Black Sea

    Russia has begun large-scale exercise of the Black Sea Fleet in annexed Crimea.

    The press service of the Black Sea Fleet said that 30 ships are taking part in the naval exercises to practice the defense of the annexed peninsula.

    "More than 30 ships of the Black Sea Fleet left the ports of Sevastopol and Novorossiysk according to the exercise plan," the press service of the Black Sea fleet said in a statement.

    Frigates, patrol and small missile ships, missile boats, amphibious and small anti- …

  • Russia deploys landing ships to Crimea, closes Black Sea for exercises

    Russia has completed the transfer to the Black Sea of a large group of large landing ships of its Northern and Baltic fleets.

    Having made a passage around European Atlantic coast, which lasted almost a month, 6 landing ships arrived at the port of Sevastopol. Each ship can carry dozens of tanks and hundreds of personnel.

    According to TASS, the large landing ships Minsk, Korolev and Kaliningrad arrived at the main base of the Black Sea Fleet.

    They were joined by the landing ships Pyotr …

  • Russia sends 2 landing ships to Black Sea

    2 large landing ships of the Russian Baltic Fleet, Korolev and Minsk, are crossing the Mediterranean Sea on route to the Black Sea, reported the editor-in-chief of the BlackSeaNews website and the head of the Monitoring Group Institute for Black Sea Strategic Studies Andriy Klymenko on his Facebook page.

    "5 days ago (as of November 27) they were near the northeastern coast of Algeria. If they do not stop anywhere, we can soon see them in the Black Sea," Klimenko wrote.

    According to him, it …