Latest Black Sea News

Russian drone strikes on Odesa region hit port area and cut ferry service to Romania

Sep. 26, 2023 17:40 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia struck the Black Sea region of Odesa in a drone barrage that damaged a warehouse, charred dozens of trucks and injured two drivers in fiery explosions that led to the suspension of the ferry service between Romania and Ukraine, officials said Tuesday. ...

Russia's Black Sea Fleet commander among 34 killed in a missile strike in Crimea, Ukraine claims

Sep. 25, 2023 15:21 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The missile strike that blasted the Crimean headquarters of Russia's navy last week killed 34 officers, including the fleet commander, Ukraine said Monday, though it provided no evidence to support its claim. Ukraine's Special Operation Forces said on the...

A Ukrainian missile strikes the headquarters of Russia's navy in Crimea

Sep. 22, 2023 15:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine struck the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in a missile attack Friday that left a serviceman missing and the main building smoldering, according to military officials on both sides of the war and images from the scene in Crimea. The Russian...

First two cargo ships arrive in Ukrainian port after Russia's exit from grain deal

Sep. 17, 2023 14:29 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two cargo ships arrived in one of Ukraine's ports over the weekend, using a temporary Black Sea corridor established by Kyiv following Russia's withdrawal from a wartime agreement designed to ensure safe grain exports from the invaded country’s ports. Two...

The BBC says a Russian pilot tried to shoot down a British plane over the Black Sea last year

Sep. 14, 2023 09:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Russian pilot deliberately fired missiles at a Royal Air Force surveillance plane in international airspace over the Black Sea last year, the BBC reported Thursday — an incident Russia previously attributed to a “ technical malfunction.” The broadcaster said...

A Russian passenger jet with a hydraulics problem makes a safe emergency landing in an open field

Sep. 12, 2023 11:14 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian passenger plane with 170 people on board made a successful wheels-down emergency landing in a field Tuesday, and no one was seriously injured, officials said. The Airbus A320 belonging to Ural Airlines was flying from the Black Sea resort of Sochi to Omsk in...

Russian missile attack kills policeman, wounds 73 people in Zelenskyy's hometown in central Ukraine

Sep. 08, 2023 17:18 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian missile attack Friday on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s hometown killed one policeman and wounded at least 73 people, including nine policemen, Ukrainian officials said. Another attack in the southern Kherson region killed three people. ...

At least 7 people die as severe rainstorms trigger flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria

Sep. 05, 2023 21:40 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fierce rainstorms battered neighboring Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria on Tuesday, triggering flooding that caused at least seven deaths, including two holidaymakers swept away by a torrent that raged through a campsite in northwestern Turkey. Turkish Interior...

Putin says he won't renew the grain deal until the West meets his demands. The West says it has

Sep. 04, 2023 21:11 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that a landmark deal allowing Ukraine to export grain safely through the Black Sea amid the war won’t be restored until the West meets Moscow's demands on its own agricultural exports. Ukraine and its Western allies have dismissed the...

Russia's Vladimir Putin says there will be no new deal on shipping grain through Black Sea until West meets his demands

Sep. 04, 2023 10:04 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Vladimir Putin says there will be no new deal on shipping grain through Black Sea until West meets his demands.