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VIDEO: Russian Fighters Buzz British Warship in Black Sea, U.K. Denies Reports Bombs Dropped, Warning Shots Fired

VIDEO: Russian Fighters Buzz British Warship in Black Sea, U.K. Denies Reports Bombs Dropped, Warning Shots Fired

U.K. warship HMS Defender entering the Black Sea on June 14, 2021. Photo by Yörük Işık‏ used with permission

This post has been updated with Russian military video showing additional details of the transit.

Russian fighters and warships did not fire warning shots or drop bombs to warn off U.K. warship HMS Defender (D36) operating in the Black Sea, the U.K. Ministry of Defense said in a Wednesday statement to USNI News. Read More

Destroyer USS Laboon Enters the Black Sea

Destroyer USS Laboon Enters the Black Sea

USS Laboon (DDG-58) enters Black Sea on June 11, 2021. Photo by Yörük Işık‏ used with permission

A guided-missile destroyer attached to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is now operating in the Black Sea, according to ship spotters. Read More

EUCOM Commander: Russia Not Likely to Invade Ukraine Soon

EUCOM Commander: Russia Not Likely to Invade Ukraine Soon

Sgt. 1st Class Richard Winterfeld, company-level training advisor, observes Armed Forces of Ukraine troops conducting movement down a road at Combat Training Center-Yavoriv, Ukraine, March 30, 2021. U.S. Army Photo

While the current build-up of Russian forces near Ukraine rivals the 2014 annexation of Crimea – when Russia openly backed separatists trying to sever ties to Kyiv – the United States’ top commander in Europe today described the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine in the coming weeks as between “low and medium.” Read More