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Ukraine Invasion: Russia abandons strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island

Russian forces announced on Thursday they had abandoned the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island, in a major victory for Ukraine that could loosen the grip of Russia’s grain export blockade. Russia’s defence ministry described the decision to withdraw from the outcrop as a “gesture of goodwill” that showed Moscow was not obstructing United […]

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Russia deploys trained military dolphins at its naval base in the Black Sea

Russia has reportedly deployed trained military dolphins at its naval base in the Black Sea possibly to protect its fleet from an underwater attack according to new analysis of satellite images. The US Naval Institute (USNI) reviewed satellite imagery of the naval base at Sevastopol harbor, and concluded that two dolphin pens were moved to […]

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Russia plans to occupy complete Donbas region, southern Ukraine: Military official

Russia plans to seize the Donbas region and southern Ukraine, a military official said, explaining the latter move was a “way to Transnistria”, the Russia-backed breakaway region in Moldova. Rustam Minnekaev, deputy commander of Russia’s central military district, made the announcement on Friday at a meeting in Sverdlovsk, according to Russian media. He said capturing […]

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Ukraine missile drowns Russian warship in Black Sea; becomes largest war vessel to sink since World War II

Conflicting reports of damage to a top Russian warship in the Black Sea have emerged. While the Ukrainian forces have claimed credit for an alleged missile attack sinking the ship and the Russians say it only suffered damage from a fire. Late Wednesday, Odessa state regional administrator Maxim Marchenko said a Ukrainian Neptune anti-ship cruise […]

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Russian forces preparing to bomb Ukraine’s port city of Odesa on Black Sea coast, President Zelenskyy warns

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has claimed that Russian forces were preparing to bombard the major port city of Odesa on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast. “They are preparing to bomb Odesa,” Zelenskyy said in a televised address on Sunday. “Russians have always come to Odesa. They have always felt only warmth in Odesa. Only sincerity. And […]

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At least three commercial ships hit by projectiles in Black Sea since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

An Estonian-owned cargo ship has sunk off Ukraine’s major Black Sea port of Odesa, hours after a Bangladeshi vessel was hit by a missile or bomb at another port. Many shipping firms have suspended sailings to affected Black Sea ports and other terminals in Ukraine as Russia’s invasion of the country enters its second week. […]

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Turkey: At least 70 killed, 47 remain unaccounted for in Black Sea flash floods

At least seventy people have died while emergency workers continue to search for 47 others missing after flash floods swept through Turkish Black Sea provinces, authorities said. The floods last week brought chaos as torrents of water tossed dozens of cars and heaps of debris along streets, destroyed buildings and bridges, closed roads and damaged […]

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Turkey Floods: Flash floods along the Black Sea coast kills at least 44 people

A huge search-and-rescue operation is under way in northern Turkey after flash floods along the Black Sea coast killed at least 44 people. Kastamonu province is the worst-hit area. Apartment buildings in the town of Bozkurt were destroyed when the Ezine river burst its banks. This month Turkey has also had to battle huge wildfires […]

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Turkey: At least 27 killed in devastating floods; Buildings, bridges and power lines collapse; streets clog

A massive search and rescue operation has been launched in Turkey after flash floods along the Black Sea coast killed at least 27 people. Kastamonu province is the worst-hit area, accounting for 25 of the deaths. Two others died in Sinop on the coast. The floods caused some buildings to collapse, smashed several bridges, clogged […]

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Russia fires warning shots to turn back British warship off disputed Crimea, UK denies

A British warship was involved in a confrontation with Russian forces off the coast of the disputed territory of Crimea on Wednesday. Russia says one of its warplanes dropped bombs and a patrol boat fired warning shots to turn back a British destroyer it claims entered into its territorial waters in the Black Sea. The […]

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Russia sends warships to the Black Sea amid rising tensions

Two Russian warships transited the Bosphorus en route to the Black Sea on Saturday and 15 smaller vessels completed a transfer to the sea as Moscow beefs up its naval presence at a time of tense relations with the West and Ukraine. The reinforcement coincides with a huge build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine, something […]