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Spain sends warships to Black Sea, considers sending warplanes

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain has sent warships to join NATO naval forces in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea as tension in the region rises over the Russian military build-up…

If Russia Invades Ukraine, NATO Gets Best Supporting Actor ?

NATO would be likely to reinforce its troop presence in the Black Sea and the Baltics while fending off cyberattacks if Russia were to invade Ukraine, diplomats and former officials…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Russia tracks French frigate in Black Sea – Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday its Black Sea Fleet forces were tracking the French Navy's Auvergne frigate after the vessel entered the Black Sea, the Interfax…

Russia scrambles fighter jet to escort U.S. spy plane over Black Sea – TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia scrambled a fighter jet on Friday to escort a U.S. military reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea, the TASS news agency cited Russia's Defence Ministry as…

Russian military tracks U.S. guided missile destroyer in Black Sea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's military is tracking the guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke after it entered the Black Sea to patrol with NATO allies, TASS news agency cited the…

Ukrainian air force holds drills, including air strikes

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine has held drills of its air force, including the practice of airstrikes, on training grounds in the south of the country, the defence ministry said on…

U.S. patrol boats sent to beef up Ukrainian Navy near Black Sea

KYIV (Reuters) - A ship carrying two refitted former U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats designed to beef up the Ukrainian Navy transited the Dardanelles strait on Saturday days after Ukraine…

Ukraine, Britain say they are not trying to undermine or encircle Russia

KYIV (Reuters) - The defence ministers of Ukraine and Britain on Wednesday said they were not trying to encircle or undermine Russia but were committed to Ukraine's territorial integrity. Ukraine…

Putin says no need to escalate Black Sea tensions with NATO, rejects snap drills

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he had rejected a defence ministry proposal to hold snap Black Sea military drills in…

U.S. navy ship tracked by Russia on entry to Black Sea

MOSCOW (Reuters) -A U.S. naval command ship entered the Black Sea on Thursday as part of NATO manoeuvres that drew a warm welcome from Ukraine but close scrutiny from the…

Russia holds Black Sea navy drills with eye on U.S. ships

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Tom Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Black Sea naval forces practised destroying enemy targets on Tuesday as Moscow bristled at the presence of two U.S. warships…

Russia scrambles fighter jets to escort U.S. strategic bombers over Black Sea

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia scrambled two Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to escort a pair of U.S. B-1B strategic bombers over the Black Sea, Russia's defence ministry said on Wednesday, an incident…