Posts tagged as Black Sea

Turkey Begins Construction Of Naval Base In Black Sea

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

11th December, 2018) The Turkish Defense Ministry has begun the construction of a naval base in the Black Sea near the Turkish city of Trabzon located in the country’s northeast, local media reported on Tuesday. According to the NTV broadcaster, the base will become the country’s ninth naval facility. It is planned that 400 military and 200 civilian staff will be working at the base, the tv channel added. So far, Turkey has eight naval forces installations: Mersin…

Ukraine adopts martial law, preparing for threat of land invasion from Russia

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Ukrainian parliament adopted martial law in a part of the country for 30 days, as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pointed to a serious thread of land invasion from the Russian side. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports citing Poroshenko as stating that martial law was necessary to increase Ukraine’s defenses after Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships and took their crew prisoner on Sunday. Both NATO and the U.S. expressed their…

USS Carney Guided-Missile Destroyer Enters Black Sea

Monday, August 13, 2018

The United States’ guided-missile destroyer USS Carney has entered the Black Sea for maritime security operations, the US Navy’s Sixth Fleet said in a statement. “The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) entered the Black Sea, Aug. 12, in order to conduct maritime security operations and enhance capability and interoperability with allies and partners in the region. The ship’s operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, and combined…

NATO sacrifices the Baltics in favor of the Black Sea

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, July 13, 2018

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the NATO’s summit in Brussels that the Alliance would improve its ability to facilitate the movement of forces in Europe, but did not plan to deploy additional units to the Baltic countries and Poland. It should be noted that the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw was Baltic-centric, highly concentrated only on the Nordic part of the Eastern Flank. Earlier in response to Russia’s aggressive…

US conducts military exercises in the Black Sea ahead of Trump and Putin meeting

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

One week before the meeting of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki, the US Navy has begun large-scale exercises in the Black Sea. The Sea Breeze 2018 exercise was initiated on Monday, involving Ukraine’s Black Sea Fleet and forces from 18 NATO countries, a total of more than 2,000 military personnel, as well as 30 ships and military aircraft. The USS Mount Whitney, flagship of the US 6th Fleet, was deployed…