Russian ships are shelling targets in the suburbs of Odesa as naval activity ticks up in the Black Sea, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Read More
This story has been updated with additional information from Pentagon officials on the amphibious invasion near Mariupol and ship positions near Odesa.
Thousands of Russian naval infantry have joined with other Russian ground forces and are about 30 miles to the southwest of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, U.S. defense officials said on Sunday. Read More
Two Russian guided-missile cruisers from Russia’s North and Pacific fleets met off the coast of Syria as part of a 16-ship Russian Navy formation, according to satellite photos taken on Thursday. Read More
The Russian Navy acted largely in a supporting role as Russian ground and air assault forces entered Ukraine early Thursday morning in what a senior U.S. defense official called an “initial phase” of the assault against Ukraine. Read More
This post has been updated with a statement from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday. This post has been updated to correct Monday’s position of RTS Marshal Ustinov.
Three Russian guided-missile cruisers have been arrayed across the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to counter three NATO carrier strike groups, causing concern in the Pentagon, a U.S. defense official told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
An upcoming Russian naval exercise has Ukraine worried, as the United States predicts a Russian invasion of the country could come any day. Read More
Three more Russian Navy Amphibious warships have entered the Black Sea following a trio that entered the region on Tuesday, Istanbul-based ship spotters told USNI News. Read More
This post has been updated to include an updated position of the first three ships in the Russian Navy amphibious task force.
A group of three Russian warships capable of landing tanks and troops ashore now in the Black Sea, as the Russian Navy begins to mass ships in the Mediterranean, according to Tuesday photos of the warships provided to USNI News. Read More