Snap Inspection for Black Sea Fleet Anti-Sabotage Forces

February 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – The headquarters of the Crimean Naval Base (Navy) carried out a sudden check of the detachment’s readiness to counter sabotage forces and means (PDSS) for action as intended. In the introductory service, detachments using the multi-purpose anti-sabotage boat (PRDK) “Rooks” conducted a survey of a designated section of the Sevastopol Bay water area in order to identify possible explosives, and also examined the underwater part of the ships. In the course of the inspection, the PDRC crew worked out actions to detect underwater swimmers…

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North Atlantic Council statement on developments near the Sea of Azov

November 27, 2018 – In view of Russia’s use of military force against Ukraine near the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, ‎NATO Allies call on Russia to ensure unhindered access to Ukrainian ports and allow freedom of navigation. There is no justification for Russia’s use of military force against Ukrainian ships and naval personnel. We call on Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors and ships it seized, without delay. We call for calm and restraint. We reiterate our full support to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its…

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North Atlantic Council statement on developments near the Sea of Azov

November 27, 2018 – In view of Russia’s use of military force against Ukraine near the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, ‎NATO Allies call on Russia to ensure unhindered access to Ukrainian ports and allow freedom of navigation. There is no justification for Russia’s use of military force against Ukrainian ships and naval personnel. We call on Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors and ships it seized, without delay. We call for calm and restraint. We reiterate our full support to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its…

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