Ukraine Acquires Former BNS Belgica

July 30, 2021 – Ukraine and the Kingdom of Belgium have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on the protection and reproduction of water and the rational use of water resources. The document was signed by the Belgian Federal Office for Scientific Policy, the Belgian Royal Institute of Natural Sciences and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.…

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Babcock signs tripartite agreement to support enhancement of Ukrainian naval capabilities

Babcock International Group (Babcock) has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Implementation (MoI) in Odesa with the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the UK Government. Building on the agreement signed in October 2020, the two nations will now push forward a major program of Ukrainian naval projects, with Babcock as their designated prime industrial partner. Reflecting Babcock’s extensive naval experience…

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Caspian Flotilla Ships Now in Sea of Azov

April 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the Caspian Flotilla continued the inter-fleet passage to the Black Sea after stopping at the roadstead in Rostov-on-Don. On the way along the Volga-Don Canal with a length of more than 100 kilometers, warships overcame 13 locks. The ships passed Volgograd, Kalach-na-Donu, Volgodonsk, Semikarakorsk. As part of the control…

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SNMG2 Returns to Black Sea

March 12, 2021 – Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) will enter the Black Sea on 12 March 2021 for the first time this year to conduct further routine operations and to participate in a regional exercise organised by the Romanian Navy. SNMG2, composed of ESPS Cristobal Colon (flagship), BGS Smeli, ROS Regina Maria and TCG Kemalreis, will enter the…

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USS Porter Participates in Exercise Sea Breeze 2020

July 20, 2020 – USS Porter (DDG 78) entered the Black Sea July 19, 2020 to participate in exercise Sea Breeze 2020. This is Porter’s third trip to the Black Sea since the beginning of 2020. During its previous trips to the region, Porter participated in multiple tactical maneuvering, communications, and air defense exercises with regional partners. Sea Breeze, now…

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Zelensky inspects passage of warships, equipment on Ukrainian Navy Day

July 5, 2020 – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky inspected the passage of warships and equipment on board the Hetman Sahaidachny frigate on June 5, the Ukrainian Navy Day. Military helicopters flew with the State Flag of Ukraine and the Naval Flag, according to the president’s press service. Military guard boats and artillery boats passed through the waterways of the Black…

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