Contents tagged with Novorossiysk

  • Ukraine's intelligence agencies launch joint drone strikes on Russian Black Sea Fleet facilities

    The operation targeted ships and other vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet at their base locations in Sevastopol and Novorossiysk.

    Ukraine's Defence Intelligence Directorate (GUR) and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) carried out a joint attack on several Russian military installations in Novorossiysk and the temporarily occupied Sevastopol on the night of Friday, May 17, reported Ukrainska Pravda, citing sources within the intelligence agencies.

    The strikes involved drones exclusively …

  • Chlorine-contaminated oil to pour into Russian refineries

    The Russian Energy Ministry has approved a plan to deal with the hundreds of thousands of tons of chlorine-contaminated oil which European buyers refused to accept and which the Russian oil transit monopoly Transneft was forced to pump back to Russia.

    Citing sources in the oil sector, Reuters reported that next week Transneft will begin mixing dirty oil with clean oil and even sending it to Russian oil refineries.

    The processing of the oil mixed with organochlorides will be entrusted to …

  • Russian court lays new set of charges against two American Mormons detained in Novorossiysk

    The Gulkevichi Regional Court in the Russian Krasnodar Krai region took legal actions against two US citizens for violating Russian laws on freedom of conscience and religious associations, reported CurrentTime TV. They were fined thirty thousand rubles or over $460.

    According to court documents, David Udo Hague and Cole Davis Brodovsky, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were arrested in Novorossiysk on March 1, 2019. US media earlier named one of the detainees as Cole …

  • Kremlin confirms that four American Mormons have been detained in Novorossiysk

    Four US citizens were detained in Novorossiysk, two of whom have already been deported from Russia by a court order, said the spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova on Thursday, Interfax reports.

    According to her, the Americans were detained for violating Russian migration rules. Zakharova referred journalists to law enforcement agencies for further details.

    Russian media earlier reported that several Mormons were detained in Novorossiysk. It was reported …

  • Turkey blocks Russian oil takers en route to Europe

    Shipments of Russian oil to Europe through the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea continue to face difficulties due to Turkey’s decision to change the rules for ships passing through the Bosporus and the Dardanelles, finanz.ru reports.

    The congestion of Russian oil tankers and grain carriers departing from Novorossiysk keeps growing, and is reaching all-time records.

    On 6 February, 55 ships were waiting for permission to enter the Turkish straits, including 26 Aframax-class and 21 Suezmax-class …