Contents tagged with Black Sea

  • Russia conducts air force drills in Black Sea amid Sea Breeze multinational exercises

    The Russian Force and Air Defense units conducted training flights over the Black Sea. The exercises involved 10 aircraft, reported the press service of the Russian Navy.

    The Russian military has worked out missile and bomb attacks on the ships of the conventional enemy. Su-30SM multirole fighters, Su-24M front-line bombers, Su-27 and Su-34 fighter jets of the Southern Military District were involved in the exercises.

    Before the beginning of the "exercise" the Russians conducted …

  • Russian submarine begins drills in Black Sea amid Sea Breeze multinational exercises

    The Russian diesel submarine Kolpino, which can carry Kalibr cruise missiles, began the exercises in the Black Sea amid the international military maneuvers Sea Breeze 2021, which are headed by Ukraine and the United States and attended by other NATO members and their partners.

    "During the complex exercise, the submariners worked out algorithms for the management of the submarine during both regular and emergency surfacing and submerging, performed submerging to different depths with a maximum …

  • Sea Breeze-2021 multinational military exercises kick off in Black Sea

    The kickoff of the multinational exercises Sea Breeze-2021 took place in Odesa on June 28. Representatives of about 30 partner countries involved in the maneuvers took part in the event, reported Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    "The main goal of Sea Breeze 2021 is to increase the level of interoperability between the Ukrainian, U.S. Navy and NATO member states while fulfilling common tasks to maintain maritime regional security and ensure peace and stability in the Black Sea region," the statement …

  • U.S. destroyer enters the Black Sea for joint exercises with Ukraine

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross entered the Black Sea to participate in the Sea Breeze exercise, the U.S. Navy said.

    “The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) entered the Black Sea to participate in the 21st iteration of Exercise Sea Breeze 2021 (SB21), June 26, 2021,” said the press service of the U.S Navy.

    USS Ross will join 31 other ships in the Black Sea to participate in the maritime portion of SB21. The exercise scenario designed to bring together …

  • Russian fighter jet opens fire on British destroyer in Black Sea

    A Russian Su-24M fighter jet opened fire at the British destroyer HMS Defender in the Black Sea, reports Interfax, citing a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The "warning shelling" was carried out to stop the British ship from violating the Russian border, the Russian military said.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the incident occurred around noon near Cape Fiolent. The destroyer entered 3 km into Russian waters and did not respond to warnings.

    At 12.06 and 12.08 the …

  • Russian warships interfere with U.S.-Ukraine joint naval drills in Black Sea

    On May 8, Russian warships interfered with joint naval exercises of the United States and Ukraine which were held about 100 nautical miles from Odesa, reported Ukrainian State Border Guard Service on its website.

    On Saturday morning, the flagship of the Ukrainian Maritime Guard Grigory Kuropatnikov was joined in the Ukrainian waters by the U.S. Coast Guard ship Hamilton.

    It is noted that the American partners arrived in Ukraine on a friendly visit, which will include joint maneuvers at sea, …

  • Russia sends missile cruiser to Black Sea after U.S Coast Guard ship enters the region

    Russia sent its Moskva guided-missile cruiser for exercises in the Black Sea after the U.S. sent a Coast Guard ship to the region, reported Interfax news agency with reference to the press service of the Black Sea Fleet.

    "The crew will conduct a set of combat tasks and joint maneuvers in several Black Sea sea ranges with ships of the Black Sea Fleet and helicopters of maritime aviation and air defense," the Russian Navy Command said.

    They also added that, during the exercises which will …

  • Russia sends out to sea all Black Sea fleet submarines

    Russia, for the first time, has sent out to sea all submarines of its Black Sea Fleet, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to RIA Novosti, not a single submarine remained at the base. 

    "This is an unprecedented case, which has not taken place previously either in the fleets of the Russian Federation, or in the fleets of foreign states," the agency quotes a senior officer of the Black Sea Submarine Brigade, 1st Rank Captain Anatoly Varochkin.

    Varochkin said that such a format for carrying combat …

  • Russia begins testing new naval surveillance system in the Black Sea

    Russia is testing a new surface surveillance system in the Black Sea, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the Scientific and Research Institute for Long-Distance Radio Communications (NIIDAR), which was involved in the development of this tracking system.

    The institute noted that the system was given the working name "Strategy" and is currently monitoring the surface situation in the Black Sea. The system uses "satellite and ground-based automatic information systems, data from various radar …

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

    NATO should continue to strengthen its positions in the Black Sea region in light of the "growing Russian military presence in the annexed Crimea", said by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels, ahead of the NATO Foreign Ministers' Council, which will be held on December 1-2 over video link.

    "We see that Russia is increasing its military presence (in the Black Sea region), and especially in Crimea. This is the reason why we should continue to increase our …