It’s unlikely Russia will recover anything useful from a downed U.S. drone, the Pentagon press secretary said Thursday. Read More
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UPDATED: U.S. MQ-9 Drone Crashes in Black Sea After Collision with Russian Fighter; Recovery Options Unclear
This story has been updated to add comments from Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger, as well as information on recovery efforts.
The Pentagon is not yet saying whether the U.S. will try to recover an unmanned MQ-9 Reaper aircraft that ditched into international waters Tuesday after a Russian Su-27 aircraft collided with it midair over the Black Sea.
Russia, Ukraine in Black Sea Stalemate a Year Into Russo-Ukraine Conflict
When Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago, the Black Sea was suddenly in the spotlight. Read More
U.K. MoD: Russian Anti-Ship Missile Used in Fatal Attack on Civilians in Ukraine, Killing 40
Russian military likely used an anti-ship missile in the attack on Dnipro, which killed 40 people, according to the British Ministry of Defense. Read More
Top Stories 2022: War in Ukraine
This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.
It has been 10 months since Russia invaded Ukraine and the war is on track to extend into the new year.
Black Sea Grain Deal Extended by Another Four Months
A Turkey-United Nations brokered deal to allow for Ukraine grain exportation was extended by 120 days, the U.N. announced Thursday. Read More
Ukraine Launches Crowd Funding Drive for $250K Naval Drones
Ukraine has put out an international call to crowd-fund a fleet of 100 domestically built sea drones like the ones used in a late October attack on Russian Navy ships in the Black Sea. Read More
Pentagon Adds 40 Armored Patrol Boats to Latest Ukraine Military Aid Package
The United States will send 40 armored riverine boats to Ukraine as part of the latest assistance package. Read More
Russian Navy Pulls Warships from Black Sea into Port After Attacks
The Russian Navy still outnumbers and outguns the Ukrainians in the northern Black Sea. Despite the dominance on paper, the Russian Navy is on its back foot after several successful attacks from the smaller Ukrainian forces. Read More
Russia Resumes Participation in Grain Export Deal After Sevastopol Attack
Russia resumed its participation in a United Nations-Turkey-brokered deal that allows grain to leave Ukrainian ports, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday.