Contents tagged with Caspian Sea

  • Russia sends 15 warships from Caspian to Black Sea

    Fifteen warships of the Russian Caspian flotilla are heading to the Black Sea “for exercises”, reported the Russian agency Interfax with reference to the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation.

    According to the Russian military, 8 landing ships, 3 artillery boats and support vessels from the Caspian Flotilla will carry out post-winter readiness checks.

    To reach the Black Sea, the Russian ships travelled 100 kilometers along the Volga-Don Canal passing 13 …

  • Russian Flotilla in Caspian Sea placed on alert

    35 ships, including missile and artillery vessels, and more than 1,500 military personnel have been alerted for a surprise combat readiness inspection, the Russian Defense Ministry announced.

    According to the military department, the drill will have two phases. During the first phase, the crews of Caspian Flotilla ships urgently prepared for combat and movement, and marine infantry divisions marched to staging areas.

    “During the second phase, the flotilla’s ship forces will practice firing …

  • Russia and Iran to hold joint military exercises in the Caspian Sea

     The commander of the Iranian Navy, Hossein Khandazi stated that Russia and Iran will hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea, reported Iranian television channel Press TV.

    Khandazi said that the purpose of the exercises is to increase the level of strategic and tactical cooperation between the two countries at sea. According to him, the exercises will include the development of tactical and rescue operations, as well as combat missions in the fight against sea piracy.

    It is reported …

  • 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 …

  • Russia conducts snap readiness inspection of its Caspian Flotilla

    Snap readiness inspection has started in the Caspian flotilla of the Russian Southern Military district as part of the combat readiness drills ordered by Russian Ground Forces Colonel General Aleksandr Dvornikov, the press secretary of the Southern military district, Vadim Astafiev told journalists.

    100% of the Caspian Flotilla personnel have taken part in the combat readiness inspection. Ship crews and marines carried out drills, preparing to go out to sea to test the ships and service boats. …

  • Five countries sign convention on legal status of Caspian Sea

    The leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan, the five countries bordering on the Caspian Sea, have signed a convention on the legal status of this sea which determines the general principles of its allocation, but does not contain specific data.

    The convention aims to resolve the disputes between these countries, which have been under discussion for more than two decades.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that resolving the legal status of the Caspian “will create …

  • President of Kazakhstan announces ‘historic decision’ on the Caspian Sea

    President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said during the presentation of infrastructure of the Caspian port Kuryk that the adoption of the Convention on the Caspian Sea's Legal Status would be a historic decision. The Convention is expected to be signed at the summit which begins on August 12, Tengri News reports.

    Nazarbayev said, “Over the past 20 years, we have been conducting very difficult negotiations, coordinated our positions to resolve all issues of our joint work on the Caspian …