Contents tagged with Black Sea
Sailors from three Black Sea Fleet ships filed a lawsuit in response to failure to pay of daily subsistence allowance for military operation participation in Syria, Kommersant newspaper reported, citing lawyer Alexander Fedorchenko.
The daily allowance for officers is $62, for privates and sergeants - $43, but 70% of the total goes to food, the lawyer said. According to him, 27 sailors who filed a collective action, on average, expected to receive 200-300 thousand rubles ($3,134-$4,700). The …
The large landing ship of the Russian Navy Caesar Kunikov was towed to its base in the annexed Crimea after it experienced problems with the steering control system.
"On April 18, 2019, when returning to its base after the naval exercises, the large landing ship Caesar Kunikov of the Black Sea Fleet experienced a technical malfunction with the steering device," said in a statement the Information Department of the Black Sea Fleet, as quoted by TASS.
According to TASS, Caesar Kunikov took part …
The USS Ross (DDG-71), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer of the US Navy, passed through the Bosporus strait and entered the Black Sea on 15 April, Bosphorus Naval News announced on Twitter.
This is the first time the ship has been deployed in the Black Sea in 2019.
The American destroyer was escorted by two Turkish coast guard vessels, TCSG-5 and TCSG-4307, while passing Istanbul.
“When the US naval vessel entered the Black Sea, it was detected and taken under constant …
Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexander Grushko, told journalists that Russia has a negative perceptioinof NATO’s increasing activity in the Black Sea, and will take the necessary response measures, reports TASS.
“We will, of course, take all the necessary measures to neutralize the threats associated with NATO’s increased activity in the region,” said Grushko. According to him, NATO’s actions undermine regional stability.
He added that security in the region should be ensured …
A group of ships from the Russian Black Sea Fleet conducted missile firing exercises in the Black Sea and returned to the naval base in annexed Sevastopol, reported Alexei Rulev, the head of the fleet’s press service.
"Together with missile ships Ivanovets and R-60, which carried out the missile test firing, 14 ships and support vessels of the Black Sea Fleet returned to the permanent deployment places. They participated in the closure of the marine test site to ensure the safety of civilian …
NATO will increase its ships presence in the Black Sea and will conduct joint exercises and information exchange with Georgia and Ukraine, announced Alliance Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg.
NATO members agreed on a package of measures to support their "close partners" - Georgia and Ukraine. On Thursday, April 4, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, announced this at a meeting dedicated to the 70th anniversary of NATO. These measures, among other things, …
Two frigates from the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) have entered the Black Sea – HMCS Toronto of the Royal Canadian Navy and Santa María of the Spanish Navy. The destroyer HNLMS Evertsen of the Royal Netherlands Navy had entered the Black Sea earlier. All three ships are being escorted by the Turkish frigate “Gelibolu”.
A post retweeted by the official NATO Maritime Command stated that the ships will participate in the “Sea Shield” exercise alongside NATO’s Ukrainian and Georgian …
A NATO ship entered the Odessa Commercial Sea Port on the morning of March 23. The French minesweeper M653 Capricorne moored at the berth number 16 of the marine station of the port of Odessa, reports Dumskaya news website.
The ship passed the Bosphorus and entered the Black Sea on March 21. This is the second time the NATO ship of a non-Black Sea country visits Odessa in 2019. The first vessel that arrived in Odessa on February 25 was the United States missile destroyer DDG75 Donald Cook. …
The press service of the Latvian Ministry of Defense announced that Latvia, Estonia and Denmark opened the Northern Division headquarters for the multinational troops in Adazi near Riga.
The main task of the Northern Division will be the management of military operations in its area of responsibility. The new headquarters will begin planning and managing military operations, as well as planning and integrating the NATO units’ activities in order to strengthen the security of the region and …
The crew of the small armored artillery boat Vyshhorod of the Ukrainian Navy carried out PASSEX type joint exercises with TCG Barbaros frigate and TCG Marti assault boat of the Turkish Navy in the Black Sea, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
“During the current exercises, almost simultaneously, 67 Turkish military units will visit forty foreign ports in the Sea of Marmara, the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea. A frigate and assault boat will visit the port of Batumi, in …