Guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) transits the Bosphorus Strait en route to the Black Sea on Aug. 28, 2015. US Navy Photo
Turkey has closed off the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits to warships from any country, whether or not they border the Black Sea, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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USS Ross transits the Bosphorus with Hagia Sophia in the background. Photo by Yörük Işık used with permission.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) entered the Black Sea over the weekend, the fourth time in 2019 a U.S. Navy ship entered the body of water. Read More →
USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) enters the Black Sea via the Bosporus on Feb. 19, 2019. Photo by Yörük Işık used with permission.
A Navy guided-missile destroyer is operating in the Black Sea after entering the region earlier on Tuesday. Read More →
Russian ship Moscow in 2009.
Russia will undertake a significant naval increase in the Black Sea following the Russian seizure of Crimea, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during a Tuesday teleconference. Read More →