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Pentagon says Russian jet flies near US warship

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 05:42

A Russian fighter jet flew near a US warship in the Black Sea for 12 times Saturday amid rising tensions in eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon said Monday.

Russian fighter jet passes near US warship

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 00:11

A Russian fighter jet was engaged in "provocative action" when it repeatedly passed near a US Navy guided missile destroyer for over 90 minutes in the international waters of the Black Sea off the coast of Romania, the Pentagon claimed on Monday.

US sends Navy destroyer to Black Sea amid Ukraine crisis

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:39

The US Navy destroyer -- USS Donald Cook -- the second American military ship to be deployed in the Black Sea amid the Ukraine crisis, is scheduled to arrive in the designated waters Thursday, a Pentagon spokesman has said.

US sends warship to Black Sea amid Ukraine crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 02:42

The United States is sending a guided missile destroyer to the Black Sea in order to reassure European allies in the region following Russia`s annexation of Crimea, sources confirmed on Monday.

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev visits Crimea

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 22:43

PM Dmitry Medvedev on Monday became the first Russian leader to visit Crimea since Moscow seized the Black Sea region from Ukraine.

Russia flaunts grip on Crimea with prime minister`s visit

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 14:33

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Crimea on Monday, flaunting his country`s grip on the Black Sea peninsula following its annexation from Ukraine.

Tatar minority to vote for autonomy in Crimea

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 22:27

Crimea`s Tatars will on Saturday hold a vote on whether to push for self-rule in their historic homeland following its annexation by Russia.

Putin proposes cancellation of Black Sea Fleet agreements

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 01:08

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday submitted a proposal to the lower house of Parliament on terminating a number of Russia-Ukraine agreements over the Black Sea Fleet.

Ukrainian military facilities in Crimea hoist Russian flags

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 14:32

Over 70 Ukrainian military facilities on the Crimean peninsula have reportedly hoisted Russian flags as of midnight Thursday, including some navy ships of the Ukrainian Black Sea fleet.

Ukraine to lose Russia`s hefty gas discount: Report

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 14:11

Ukraine is likely to lose its hefty gas discount when Moscow and Kiev revise their agreement on the Black Sea fleet, Kommersant business daily reported on Friday.

Pro-Russian crowds seize three Ukrainian warships

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 01:25

Pro-Russian forces seized three Ukrainian warships on Thursday and Ukraine said its troops were being threatened in Crimea as the US announced new sanctions against Russia for its annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.

US warship Truxtun starts one-day exercise in Black Sea

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 14:48

Ukraine`s Crimea peninsula juts into the north of the Black Sea. The U.S. military has described it as a "routine" deployment scheduled well before the crisis in Ukraine.