Black Sea

Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighters intercept US P-8A Poseidon spy plane over Black Sea thrice in 4 days

According to Russia, all the intercepts by Sukhoi Su-27s were carried over neutral waters of the Black Sea. The Su-27 returned to base after the US P-8A Poseidon turned away from the Russian border.

Jul 28, 2020, 13:42 PM IST

Russia launches Sukhoi Su-27 fighters as US P-8A Poseidon, RC-135 spy planes fly over Black Sea

The US P-8A Poseidon is tasked with anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction roles while the RC-135 is used for gathering intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Jun 30, 2020, 11:59 AM IST

Black sea tragedy: India confirms 6 dead, 6 missing, 4 rescued

Russian Maritime Agency and Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre Novorossiysk are still continuing the efforts to locate the missing persons.

Jan 23, 2019, 20:14 PM IST

Russian senator says US warship in Black Sea should keep its distance

This week a court in Russia extended by three months the arrest of 24 Ukrainian sailors captured along with their ships in November in the Kerch Strait, which links the Black Sea with the Azov Sea.

Jan 21, 2019, 10:05 AM IST

Russia blocks Ukrainian navy from entering Sea of Azov after Black Sea standoff

A bilateral treaty gives both countries the right to use the sea, which lies between them and is linked by the narrow Kerch Strait to the Black Sea.

Nov 26, 2018, 07:46 AM IST

NATO to launch Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

NATO is set to launch a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin`s 2014 seizure of Crimea. 

Oct 09, 2017, 19:15 PM IST

Romania stops Black Sea boats carrying 200 migrants

The boat, which was taken to the southeastern port of Mangalia, is the fourth to have been found carrying migrants in the Black Sea since mid-August.

Sep 09, 2017, 20:15 PM IST

18 die in Russia as bus plunges into sea

"Currently we know of 18 dead and 33 people injured in the tragedy," said a statement on the website of the local authorities in Temryuk, a town in Russia`s Krasnodar region.

Aug 25, 2017, 19:26 PM IST

Cargo ship with 12 aboard sinks in Black Sea

A cargo ship with 12 persons aboard sank in the Black Sea on Wednesday, prompting a large-scale rescue operation.

Apr 19, 2017, 12:27 PM IST

No explosion onboard crashed military jet, more time needed to ascertain cause: Russia

Russia's Transport Minister Thursday said that equipment on the military jet that crashed in the Black Sea was functioning "abnormally", but that it was too early to say what caused the crash.

Dec 29, 2016, 15:57 PM IST

Russia military plane crash: Second flight recorder recovered from Black Sea

The Defense Ministry says search teams have recovered another flight recorder from a military plane that crashed in the Black Sea, killing all 92 aboard.

Dec 28, 2016, 15:25 PM IST

Main black box of crashed Syria-bound military Russian plane found in Black Sea

Russian rescuers working round the clock have found the main black box from the Syria-bound military plane that crashed into the Black Sea with 92 people on board, authorities said Tuesday.

Dec 27, 2016, 20:21 PM IST

Main black box of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

The main black box of the Syria-bound Russian military plane that crashed into the Black Sea with 92 people onboard has been found in a massive ongoing search operation, authorities said Tuesday.

Dec 27, 2016, 17:34 PM IST

Parts of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

The Tu-154 jet, whose passengers included more than 60 members of the internationally-renowned Red Army Choir, was heading to Russia`s military base in Syria.

Dec 27, 2016, 11:59 AM IST

Russian plane crash: 11 bodies recovered in Black Sea

CNN quoted Kremlin spokesman Dimitri Peskov as saying that terrorism was not a likely cause of the crash.

Dec 26, 2016, 18:15 PM IST

China, Russia to stage military drills in South China Sea

China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing's defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant`s extensive claims in the area.

Sep 12, 2016, 09:07 AM IST

Russian fighter in 'unsafe' intercept of US spy plane: Pentagon

A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US spy plane over the Black Sea today, the Pentagon said, although Moscow quickly insisted the encounter was within "international rules."

Sep 08, 2016, 02:47 AM IST

Turkey can hold suspects without charge for up to 30 days

Turkey can hold suspects in detention without charge for up to 30 days under its state of emergency imposed in the wake of the failed coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an official statement said on Saturday.

Jul 23, 2016, 15:20 PM IST

Russia to deploy latest air Defence system in Crimea

 Russia will deploy its most advanced S-400 air defence systems to the annexed Crimea peninsula in August, a military official said Friday.

Jul 15, 2016, 19:07 PM IST