Archiv: Schwarzes Meer / Black Sea

13.07.2021 - 17:22 [ Rick Rozoff / ]

U.S. Deploys F-16s to Bulgaria for Yet Another Black Sea Exercise

The F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft arrived from the Aviano Air Base, Italy, which was employed for NATO’s bombing campaigns in Bosnia and Kosovo, and airmen from the 435th Combat Training Squadron and the 4th Combat Training Squadron deployed from Ramstein, Germany where both U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa and NATO Allied Air Command have their headquarters. The latter two share a commander, as do NATO as a whole (Supreme Allied Commander Europe) and U.S. European Command and U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO.

23.06.2021 - 17:26 [ ]

Russisches Militär feuert Warnschüsse in Richtung britischen Zerstörers

Nach Angaben des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums hatte das britische Marineschiff um 11:52 Uhr Ortszeit die russische Grenze überquert und fuhr drei Kilometer weit in die Küstengewässer am Kap Fiolent auf der Krim. Die Halbinsel wird vom Vereinigten Königreich nicht als russisches Land anerkannt und für „illegal besetztes ukrainisches Gebiet“ gehalten.

Der Zerstörer wurde im Voraus über den eventuellen Einsatz von Waffen im Falle einer Verletzung der russischen Staatsgrenze unterrichtet. Eine Reaktion auf die Warnung blieb jedoch aus.

23.06.2021 - 17:23 [ ]

Schwarzes Meer: London dementiert russische Warnschüsse

Das russische Verteidigungsministerium sprach von einer Verletzung russischer Hoheitsgewässer durch einen britischen Zerstörer und Warnschüssen. London dagegen wies diese Darstellung zurück: Die „HMS Defender“ sei lediglich auf einer „friedlichen Durchfahrt durch ukrainische Gewässer“ gewesen.

23.06.2021 - 17:17 [ BBC ]

Russian jets and ships target British warship

Our correspondent, who had been invited aboard the ship before the incident happened, describes more than 20 aircraft in the skies above the British ship – and says two Russian coastguard boats shadowed the vessel, at times just 100 yards away.

Russia claims the illegally-annexed peninsula and its waters are its territory, but Britain says its ship was passing through Ukrainian waters.

09.04.2021 - 11:09 [ Rick Rozoff / ]

US Mulls Sending More Warships to Black Sea To ‘Send Message’ to Russia

The feature mentioned that U.S. Navy routinely operates in the Black Sea, crisis or no crisis, but that dispatching additional warships to the sea would “send a specific message to Moscow that the US is closely watching.”

04.04.2021 - 17:52 [ France24 ]

Turkey slams admirals‘ warning over Bosphorus treaty

Top Turkish officials on Sunday lashed out at an open letter signed by more than 100 retired admirals warning about a possible threat to a treaty governing the use of Turkey’s key waterways.

Turkey’s approval last month of plans to develop a shipping canal in Istanbul comparable to the Panama or Suez canals has opened up debate about the 1936 Montreux Convention.

01.12.2020 - 04:53 [ Xinhuanet ]

NATO, Ukraine to strengthen security cooperation in Black Sea

„The Black Sea region is of strategic importance to NATO and to all Allies … We work closely with our valued partners, Georgia and Ukraine. Therefore, NATO maintains a significant presence in the Black Sea region and will work more closely with Ukraine and Georgia,“ Stoltenberg said during a press conference on Monday.

23.11.2020 - 22:08 [ Xinhuanet ]

U.S. missile destroyer USS Donald Cook heads for Black Sea

U.S. Navy ships regularly patrol in these waters in support of their NATO allies Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania and partners Ukraine and Georgia.

14.11.2020 - 02:46 [ Xinhuanet ]

Romanian frigate returns to base from ongoing NATO mission amid mass COVID-19 infections

The frigate participated, starting on Oct. 27, in a NATO mission to monitor the naval traffic in the eastern Mediterranean, a mission that would end on Dec. 7.

11.10.2020 - 23:26 [ TASS ]

Egypt, Russia to hold joint exercises in Black Sea soon — TV

In Novorossiysk, the delegations of the Russian Navy and the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt held a three-day conference on preparing and holding the joint exercise Bridge of Friendship -2020.

30.08.2020 - 21:12 [ ]

US Control of Alexandroupolis Port Will Not Help To Protect Greece From Turkey

Selling a port of strategic importance to US companies, coupled with the availability of the facility for US and NATO troops, is raising many questions in Greece. The Mediterranean country remains only one in two countries surveyed in NATO where the civilian population is not in favor of the alliance and only 36% of Greeks view the US favorably

30.08.2020 - 20:31 [ ]

US-Kontrolle des Hafens von Alexandroupolis wird nicht dazu beitragen, Griechenland vor der Türkei zu schützen

Der Verkauf von Häfen ist aus Gründen der nationalen Sicherheit und Souveränität äußerst riskant. Die Privatisierung von Häfen bedeutet die Deregulierung von Staatseigentum und die Übertragung aller Funktionen und Transaktionen auf den privaten Sektor anstelle der staatlichen Sicherheit. Was wird geschehen, wenn ein ausländischer Investor wie die USA in die Verwaltung der Häfen in der Ägäis eingebunden wird, die eine unersetzliche Rolle für die Grenze und die nationale Verteidigung Griechenlands spielt, insbesondere in einer Zeit, in der die Türkei ihre Kriegsrhetorik gegen Griechenland verstärkt?

11.07.2020 - 08:36 [ Defense News ]

As Defender 2020 drill winds down, US Army plans for 2021 edition

“We’ve been continuing to look forward now that we’ve gained some confidence that we can train large-scale, collective [military exercises] in this environment,” Bernabe said. “We’ve been looking further and further forward. As we speak, we’re planning exercise Defender Europe 2021, to take place in the late spring, early summer of 2021, focused in the Black Sea and Balkans.”

12.04.2020 - 01:40 [ ]

Georgian, NATO vessels conduct joint naval exercise training

Georgian Coast Guard vessels “Ochamchire” and “Dioskuria” and the Italian flagship ITS VIRGINIO FASAN, Canadian HMCS FREDERICTON, Bulgarian BGS VERNI, Romanian ROS REGINA MARIA and the Turkish TCG SALIHREIS participated in the joint naval exercise training.

16.11.2019 - 21:50 [ Manu Gómez ‏/ Twitter ]

Interesting since the start of the #Trump – #Ukraine scandal and the the Impeachment all USAF intelligence flights over the #BlackSea and Ukraine have disappeared. Not a single flight in the last days

15.11.2019 - 01:06 [ Stars and Stripes ]

US transfers patrol boats to Ukraine as military aid takes center stage during impeachment hearings

The U.S. has transferred two Island-class patrol boats to Ukraine and plans to send three more to help boost the country’s navy, which is heavily outgunned by Russian forces.

19.08.2019 - 01:51 [ U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet ]

USS Porter departs the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began its southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 18, 2019, after a scheduled port visit to Golcuk, Turkey, and conducting maritime security operations in the region.

25.07.2019 - 18:51 [ Bloomberg ]

Denied Iran’s Oil, Syria Has Few Options But Russia


The Syrian government has two big oil-producing friends, Iran and Russia. With the routes from the first apparently closed, it may have to turn to the second. This presents a new host of potential risks. Impounding an Iranian ship in the Strait of Gibraltar is one thing. Stopping a Russian ship in the Aegean Sea is quite another.

25.07.2019 - 18:39 [ Bloomberg ]

Ukraine Detains Russian Tanker as Black Sea Tensions Flare

It seized documents and questioned the crew. The ten сrew members — all Russians — on the small oil-products carrier were later released, though the ship will remain, the Russian embassy in Kiev said, according to RIA Novosti. Ukrainian officials couldn’t immediately be reached to comment on that.

20.07.2019 - 13:44 [ NATO ]

NATO ships exercise in the Black Sea


Over 2,000 forces and 27 ships are taking part in exercise Breeze 2019 in the Black Sea. The Bulgarian-led maritime exercise, which began on 12 July, involves forces from 12 NATO Allies – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.

12.07.2019 - 16:11 [ Novinite ]

The National Maritime Exercise Breeze 2019 Has Begun – 12 NATO Countries Will Participate

The military exercise will last until July 21. The military headquarters based in Varna has named the zones of the military exercise in the Bulgarian aquatory and the exclusive economic zone of the Black Sea.

Twelve allied countries participate at the exercise with 27 warships and cutters, 5 planes and 6 helicopters. A total of 2,257 military men from Bulgaria, Albania, Belgium, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Canada, Poland, Romania, the USA, Turkey and France, as well as the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and the Standing NATO Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) participate at Breeze 2019 military exercise, BNR reported.