A Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear off Japan in May. Japanese MoD Photo
Four Russian Tu-95MS bombers and two Chinese H-6 bombers conducted a joint patrol over the Sea of Japan Wednesday, prompting fighter scrambles by Korea and Japan in response.
The joint patrol was the most recent one since May this year, which occurred the same day U.S. President Joe Biden met his Australian, Indian and Japanese counterparts in Tokyo, though both the Russian and Chinese defense ministries stated the flights in May were part of their annual military cooperation plan and not intended to be provocative. Read More
Wheat fields in midsummer in Ukraine, Oblast Lviv in 2012. Raimond Spekking Photo
A Turkey-United Nations brokered deal to allow for Ukraine grain exportation was extended by 120 days, the U.N. announced Thursday. Read More
Screenshot from United24 website.
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
A patrol boat assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron Two (CRS 2) escorts a ship in 2014. US Navy Photo
The United States will send 40 armored riverine boats to Ukraine as part of the latest assistance package. Read More
H I Sutton Photo Illustration for USNI News
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
The following Nov. 3, 2022, Congressional Research Service Infocus report: Ukrainian Military Performance and Outlook. Read More
Screenshot from a video showing a Russian ship from a camera board a suspected surface attack drone.
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.
Screen shot from a video showing a Russian ship from a camera board a suspected surface attack drone.
Russia said it suspended its participation in a United Nations-Turkey-brokered deal to allow grain to leave Ukraine following an alleged Ukrainian attack on Russian warships operating near Sevastopol, Crimea. Read More
A Russian Kalibr test launch. Russian MoD Photo
Russia has continued to use long-range cruise missiles fired from ships in the Black Sea to hit civilian targets in Ukraine over the last several weeks, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters on Tuesday. Read More
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A small, unmanned watercraft of unknown origin washed up from the Black Sea on the shore of Crimea, near Russia’s naval base in Sevastopol, late last month. Read More