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  • Yani Kapu boat commander:  "We were waiting for pilot when they attacked us" Lawyer Edem Semedlyayev has visited his client, the commander of the Yani Kapu tugboat captured by Russia, Oleh Melnychuk, in the Bilohirsk remand centre, Radio Liberty journalist…
  • Azov standoff. Continuation
    Anton Mikhnenko
    Events at sea On 25 November, a Ukrainian boat team was sailing from the port of Odesa to the port of Mariupol. In accordance with the 2003 Ukrainian-Russian treaty on cooperation…
  • Azov confrontation. Actions, reactions, consequences
    Anton Mikhnenko
    After the annexation of Crimea and the construction of the Kerch Bridge, the Russian Federation significantly changed the security situation in the Azov-Black Sea basin. Absolutely…
  • Two Ukrainian ships accompanied by two armoured boats, which crossed the Russian-controlled Kerch Strait on 23 September, have safely arrived in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol…
  • Landing boat for Navy floated out in Kyiv The second landing boat Kentavr (Centaur), project 58503, ordered for the Ukrainian Navy was floated out at the Kuznya na Rybalskomu plant in Kyiv today. Like the first cutter, it…
  • Ukrainian fleet staff commander reportedly suspended Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak has suspended the chief of staff and first deputy commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Capt 1st Rank Roman Hladkyy, the Odesa-based news website…
  • Ukrainian Navy's marine commander appointed The Ukrainian Armed Forces' Navy has appointed Maj-Gen Yuriy Sodol as marine commander, according to the Navy's Facebook page. "In accordance with the reform plan of the Ukrainian…
  • Ukrainian caught taking naval flagship data abroad A 55-year-old Ukrainian who was about to fly to Iran was detained at Boryspil airport on 22 January. According to the press service of the Kyiv regional prosecutor's office, he had…
  • Ukrainian navy chief snubs Putin's proposal to return military equipment from annexed Crimea Ukrainian warships and aircraft that remain in the annexed Crimea was not at all "wreck", as the Russian Federation described it. "As of the moment of the annexation of Crimea, out…
  • NATO ships call at Odesa The ships of a permanent NATO naval group, the destroyer of the UK Royal Navy Duncan and the frigate of the Turkish Navy Yildirim arrived to the port of Odessa for joint exercises…
  • Ukrainian Navy aircraft attacked above Black Sea An An-26 two-engined turborprop aircraft of the Ukrainian Navy came under fire above the Odesa gas field in the Black Sea at 10.20 a.m. Kyiv time, the Odesa news website Dumskaya…
  • Sea Breeze 2016 drills kick off in Ukraine The Ukrainian-U.S. Sea Breeze 2016 military exercise began on Monday, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's official website announced. The drills will be located in the northwest part…
  • Ukrainian president appoints Navy chief President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Lt-Gen Ihor Voronchenko as commander of the Armed Forces' Navy and promoted him to the rank of rear admiral, presidential adviser Yuriy Biryukov…
  • President appoints acting Ukrainian Navy commander Lt-Gen Ihor Voronchenko has been appointed acting commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' Navy. "Following the consultations with the National Security and Defence Council secretary…
  • Poroshenko hails Black Sea allied fleet initiative Ukraine may join Romania's initiative to create a new, NATO-supported 'allied fleet' in the Black Sea when it is approved by the Alliance, President Petro Poroshenko says. "We're mulling…