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  • 24 June 2011
    Training & Education

      The Crimea Cup 2011 is to be opened by yacht regatta for Ukrainian Navy Commander’s Prize to start in Sevastopol and be held along Crimean coast in the period of June 24 – July 4. The regatta is associated with 228th anniversary of Sevastopol. Ukrainian Navy delegates 6 yachts, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet – […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Authorities

    Ukrainian naval fleet is leaving Crimea, Colonel General Mykhaylo Koval, Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine, said during briefing in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Friday, April 11.   “This is our fleet and it sails to our coasts. We have arrangements with Russian party about evacuation of our ships and materiel. We […]

  • 14 March 2014

    Russia has sent more troops, trucks and an armoured personnel carrier to Crimea today, Reuters reports.   The troops and personnel were transported this morning to Kazachaya Bay near Sevastopol by the Yamal 156, a large landing ship of the Russian Navy, which can carry more than 300 troops. A column of at least 100 […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Authorities

    Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Ihor Tenyukh, said on Sunday that some Ukrainian military units would eventually be withdrawn from the Crimean peninsula.   The decision follows a new turn of escalation of situation in the region on the heels of the referendum in Crimea. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a release […]

  • 17 March 2014
    Authorities

    The Ukrainian Navy Command has reached an agreement with representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense and Black Sea Fleet Command on unblocking of Ukrainian units in Crimea by March 21, Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine Ihor Tenyukh said on Sunday.   “We’ve reached an arrangement concerning suspension of military units blocking Crimea and […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Five more Ukrainian ships, which were based in Crimea, have been returned to Ukrainian command by the Russian Navy, according to the RIA Novosti.   Russia began returning ships to Ukraine last month, the first one being Ukrainian missile boat Pryluky. The ships were towed by the Russian tugs to neutral waters and the Russian […]

  • 21 May 2014

    The evacuation operation of the Ukrainian Navy ships from the Crimea region resumes as more ships redeploy to other naval bases.   Yesterday, May 20th saw the departure of several ships and vessels under the agreed arrangements of the Joint Commission of the Representatives of the Ukrainian and Russian Defense Ministries.  The vessels that left […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Authorities

    “National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine ordered the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to withdraw military units from Crimea,” Ukraine’s interim President Olexander Turchynov said.   Olexander Turchynov explained that this decision was taken because of Russian threats to the lives of military staff and their families in Crimea. “National Security and Defense Council of […]

  • 12 March 2014

    Russia has deployed 60 ships on the East border of Ukraine and in Crimea, Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Ihor Tenykh said on Tuesday, March 11.   The Minister also stressed that there is no open aggression, since Russia does not officially recognize the troops in Crimea as its own. Any active efforts of […]

  • 4 March 2014

    The crew of the Ukrainian Navy warship Slavutych prevented a hijacking attempt by armed persons in Sevastopol, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a release today.   “Armed persons in a boat came to the ship but the crew repelled their attack. There was even an attempt to board the ship, capture her, including […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Authorities

    Acting Defense Minister of Ukraine Ihor Tenyukh said in an interview for Interfax that the Ukrainian Navy would remain stationed in Sevastopol, adding that there would not be a relocation of the headquarters of any sort.   “Right now the ships are located at the places of permanent deployment, but they are being blocked by […]

  • 5 March 2014

    Two Russian Navy warships passed the Bosphorus Strait yesterday, the South African Press Association (Sapa-AFP)reported.   According to Turkish Anatolia Agency, the two ships are the 150 Saratov and the landing ship 156 Yamal. The ships are on their way to the Black Sea, Turkish media wrote. The Ukrainian navy ship, Hetman Sahaydachny was also […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Training & Education

    About 60 Ukrainian warships remain stationed in Crimea, while 13 were pulled out by Russian tugboats to neutral waters where Ukraine took command of them, according to the RIA Novosti.   Russian and Ukrainian armed forces earlier agreed on withdrawal of Ukrainian ships from Crimea. Among Ukrainian Navy ships that left Sevastopol earlier this month […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Authorities

    A Ukrainian military officer was killed on March 18th during assault on the 13th photogrammetric center in Simferopol by Russian troops that stormed the Crimea region in an attempt to formally annex the peninsula, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said.   The officer was killed by a direct hit to the heart, according to a […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Authorities

    In a phone conversation with Ukrainian Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh on Friday, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel repeated his praise for the restraint demonstrated by Ukrainian forces in Crimea and commended Tenyukh’s leadership, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.   “For his part, Minister Tenyukh updated Secretary Hagel on the situation in […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Authorities

    “Due to measures taken by authorities, hostages in Crimea are free; we’ll protect all the officers and soldiers,” announced interim President of Ukraine Olexander Turchynov.   According to him, General Major Ihor Voronchenko, Deputy Navy Commander, Col. Yuliy Mamchur, Commander of Belbek Brigade, Lt. Col. Dmytro Delyatytsky, Commander of Feodosia Marine Battalion, and his Deputy […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Authorities

    Chief of Radio Technical Troops of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Air Force (AF) Command, Col. Serhiy Vyshnevsky, denied claims that the Ukrainian AF had lost control over the Crimean air space.   According to him, the Ukrainian AF military units and formations deployed in Crimea are currently blocked and cannot provide full information. Meanwhile, it […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Authorities

    An international group of military observers was denied entry to the Crimean peninsula by individuals who identified themselves as the representatives of Russian Frontier Service and Crimean ‘Berkut’, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday, April 9.   The group was bound for the peninsula with an aim to observe the preparation of military units […]

  • 6 February 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Ukraine does not oppose replacement of Russian Black Sea Fleet’s obsolete ships (BSF) based in Crimea with new ones, Russian deputy foreign minister Grigory Karasin told RIA Novosti. According to the Russo-Ukrainian BSF Treaty of 1997, Russia can neither increase number of naval assets deployed in Crimea nor renew armaments. Alongside with that, today’s BSF […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Authorities

    This morning, Rear Admiral Serhiy Hayduk, Commander of the Ukrainian Navy, has been released. The Commander was captured yesterday when the Ukraine’s Navy Headquarters in Crimea was stormed, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a release.   The release was achieved by urgent actions taken by Olexander Turchynov, Acting President of Ukraine, and Ihor […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Authorities of Sevastopol reported to Ukrainian government about 30 piers not stipulated by the Russian-Ukrainian Treaty of 1997 but occupied by foreign warships, said Crimea’s Deputy Governor Vladimir Arabadzhi. According to him, it is “a proved and reliable fact” that “30 piers were not included in the agreement tied between the Russian Federation and Ukraine”, […]

  • 15 April 2014

    Ukrainian Navy ships Pryluky and Fastiv have redeployed to Odesa from Sevastopol, according to the Ukrainian Defence Ministry.   As soon as the ships left Sevastopol and were under control of the Ukrainian military, they raised Ukrainian Navy flags. Generally, the redeployment was successful, the Ministry said adding that the ships are in a satisfactory […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Kiev confirmed on Tuesday that Russia had provided official notification that it would stop using the only land-based training facility for pilots of carrier-based fixed-wing aircraft, the so-called Nitka Center, located in Crimea. Russia gave the notification last week during a meeting of a bilateral interstate commission, said Yevhen Perebiynis of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry… […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Russian Navy Ochakov Kara-class cruiser was sunk last night to block the Ukrainian Navy ships deployed in Novoozerne, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a press release today.   The information was confirmed by the Ukrainian military of the South Naval Base who were observing the operation. The RF ships blocking the Ukrainian […]

  • 8 June 2011
    Authorities

      Russia and Ukraine will not “play politics” with Black Sea Fleet (BSF) based in Crimea, said Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich promised to settle the BSF issue without prejudice to “strategic friendly relations with Russia”. Deployment term of Russian fleet in Crimea was extended for 25 years after 2017 with […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Authorities

    Ukrainian anti-submarine corvette ‘Ternopil’, docked in Sevastopol, has sustained damages from combat grenades launched by the Russians troops sailing nearby in a boat, according to Leonid Polyakov, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine.   “Russian troops continue to make provocations against Ukrainian military units in Crimea. They threaten the Ukrainian military to storm their facilities […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Authorities

    The Russian takeover of Crimea from Ukraine has NATO allies worried, the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday (April 1).   Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters traveling with him that one of Russia’s reasons for invading Crimea was to protect ethnic Russians living there. “These populations are intermingled,” Dempsey […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Authorities

    “ We are observing concentration of Russian troops and their manoeuvres on Ukrainian border with the Russian Federation. The absence of invading interests at the official level should not diminish attentiveness and watchfulness of the Ukrainian army. Our servicemen are on full alert. Generally, this exercise is provocative,” Leonid Polyakov, Deputy Minister of Defense of […]

  • 3 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Field drills of Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Air Defense Regiment continue near Kacha Air Base, Crimea. The purpose is to practice interaction between regimental and battalion command posts during target search/detection/assignment, and improve personnel’s practical skills in launcher deployment and real target engagement. Due to good cooperation with the fleet’s airbase command, antiaircrafters plan their […]