Latest Black Sea News

Ukrainian military says it sank a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea

Feb. 14, 2024 10:09 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military said Wednesday it used high-tech naval drones to sink a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea, a report that has not been confirmed by Russian authorities. The Caesar Kunikov amphibious ship sank 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) off Alupka, a city on...

Ukraine claims its sea drones sank a Russian warship. Moscow says Patriot missiles downed its plane

Feb. 01, 2024 18:29 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine claimed Thursday it used sea drones to sink a small Russian warship in the Black Sea as Russian investigators alleged that a Russian military transport plane that crashed last month was brought down by two U.S.-made Patriot missiles fired by Kyiv’s forces. ...

With 'God's-eye view,' secretive surveillance flights keep close watch on Russia and Ukraine

Jan. 16, 2024 05:27 AM EST

ABOARD A FRENCH AIR FORCE AWACS (AP) — Off in the distance, Ukraine, fighting for its survival. Seen from up here, in the cockpit of a French air force surveillance plane flying over neighboring Romania, the snow-dusted landscapes look deceptively peaceful. The dead from Russia's...

Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania sign a deal to tackle Black Sea mines

Jan. 11, 2024 06:12 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania on Thursday signed an agreement to jointly tackle drifting sea mines that have threatened Black Sea shipping since the start of the Ukraine war. Turkish Defense Minister Yasar Guler said the agreement establishes a Mine Countermeasures...

A cargo ship picking up Ukrainian grain hits a Russian floating mine in the Black Sea, officials say

Dec. 28, 2023 07:28 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A civilian cargo ship struck a Russian mine in the Black Sea near Ukraine’s Danube ports Thursday, injuring two sailors, officials and analysts said, in an incident that underscored the dangers faced by those exporting Ukrainian grain during the war. The...

Ukraine damages a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea after battlefield disappointments

Dec. 26, 2023 13:53 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian warplanes damaged a Russian ship moored in the Black Sea off Crimea, both countries said Tuesday, bolstering Ukrainian morale after battlefield disappointments and doubts about the future of Western aid. The planes fired guided missiles at the...

UK sends 2 minehunters to Ukraine as Britain and Norway seek to bolster Kyiv's navy in the Black Sea

Dec. 11, 2023 11:40 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Norway announced Monday that they were banding together to bolster Ukraine’s navy, saying that strong maritime forces were critical to countering Russia's aggression and securing grain and steel shipments through the Black Sea. As part of the effort,...

As ties warm, Turkey's president says Greece may be able to benefit from a Turkish power plant

Dec. 08, 2023 06:45 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is considering allowing neighboring Greece to benefit from a nuclear power plant it plans to build near its Black Sea coast, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday. Erdogan made the comments on his return from a visit to...

Ukraine has a new way to get its grain to the world despite Russia's threat in the Black Sea

Nov. 27, 2023 21:09 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Grain thunders into rail cars and trucks zip around a storage facility in central Ukraine, a place that growing numbers of companies turned to as they struggled to export their food to people facing hunger around the world. Now, more of the grain is getting...

Powerful storm pounds the Black Sea region, leaving more than a half-million people without power

Nov. 27, 2023 11:30 AM EST

A weekend storm that pounded the Black Sea region toppled trees, tore down power lines and flooded coastal areas of southern Russia and Ukraine, leaving more than a half-million people without power Monday, officials and media reports said. The Moscow region, meanwhile, was blanketed...