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RFE/RL: Crimean Tatar leader likely to face trial soon on separatism charge.

A Crimean Tatar leader who has criticized Russia's seizure of the Black Sea peninsula appears likely to face trial soon on what he says are spurious charges of separatism. The post RFE/RL: Crimean Tatar leader likely to face trial soon on separatism charge appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

U.S. and Romania Practice Storming Black Sea Shores.

The United States and Romanian navies practiced storming the beaches of the Black Sea, a relatively rare example of practicing an attack in the region that Russia considers its own and where it increasingly feels under siege. The USS Carter Hall, an amphibious dock landing ship, exited the Black Sea on March 22 after taking ...

- EurasiaNet - US

RFE/RL: Crimean Tatar leader likely to face trial soon on separatism charge.

A Crimean Tatar leader who has criticized Russia's seizure of the Black Sea peninsula appears likely to face trial soon on what he says are spurious charges of separatism, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukrainian security agency arrests nine suspected saboteurs.

The Security Service of Ukraine says it has uncovered a network of saboteurs in Odessa working for Russia, arresting nine men with Ukrainian passports.

- Polskie Radio - PL

Crimean Tatar Leader Likely To Face Trial Soon On Separatism Charge.

A Crimean Tatar leader who has criticized Russia's seizure of the Black Sea peninsula appears likely to face trial soon on what he says are spurious charges of separatism.

- Radio Free Europe - US

UNIAN: Ukraine, NATO hold naval exercises in Black Sea.

The drills involve a Ukrainian minesweeper Henichesk and three vessels of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two Joint military exercises of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and NATO’s naval mine hunting team are being held in the Black Sea March 20. The post UNIAN: Ukraine, NATO hold naval exercises in Black Sea ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia begins large-scale military drills in Crimea.

Drills involving three large units of Russia's Airborne Forces, Aerospace Forces and the Black Sea Fleet began in Crimea's Opuk firing range on Monday, March 20, according to the Russian news agency TASS.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine, NATO hold naval exercises in Black Sea.

The drills involve a Ukrainian minesweeper Henichesk and three vessels of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two

- UNIAN - UA

US Marines, Romanian troops hold Black Sea exercises.

U.S. Marines and Romanian troops are taking part in joint exercises on the Black Sea coast.

- Stars and Stripes - US

US Marines, Romanian troops hold Black Sea exercises.

CAPU MIDIA, Romania " U.S. Marines and Romanian troops are taking part in joint exercises on the Black Sea coast.In one maneuver Monday, they launched a Stinger missile at a surface-to-air firing range.There are 450 Marines...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Over 2,500 Russia soldiers participate in Airborne Forces' drills in Crimea.

OPUK Training Range - Major command-and-staff exercises of the Russian Airborne Forces engaging the Black Sea Fleet and the Aerospace Forces and featuring live fire drills began at the Opuk training range in Crimea on March 20, Airborne Forces Commander Col. Gen. Andrei Serdyukov, who supervises the exercises, told ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrainian interest. Black Sea mutual understanding, echoes of blockade, and Klimkin in Warsaw

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman a visit to Turkey. The EU does not intend to recognize Crimea as part of Russia. The NSDC move to suspend movement of goods across the contact line in Donbas saw harsh reactions in Berlin and Paris. Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin opened a public park in Warsaw, named after a Ukrainian ...

- UNIAN - UA

NATO heightens maritime readiness with Ukraine, Black Sea allies

ODESA, Ukraine — Amidst uncertainty regarding the current U.S. administration's continued support for Ukraine and commitment to NATO, the alliance is scaling up its own engagement in the Black Sea and with Ukraine. Through statements made by NATO Secretary General Jen Stoltenberg, continuity in Black Sea training ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Associated Press: Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea

Residents of cities in Crimea and Russia are gathering to commemorate the third anniversary of Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine. The annexation was widely denounced by the West, and both the United States and the European Union imposed sanction on Russia in response. The post Associated Press: ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia marks three years since Crimea takeover

Russia Saturday marked a low-key third anniversary of the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, as Kiev blasted the annexation of the strategic Black Sea peninsula as a "crime"

- The Daily Star - LB

Crimea annexation anniversary triggers reactions in US, EU

The US yesterday condemned once again Russia's Crimea annexation, vowing to maintain sanctions until Moscow returns the Black Sea peninsula to Ukraine. The EU prolonged personal sanctions and the European Parliament passed a resolution supporting the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

- EurActive - UK

Georgia's Parking-Ticket Revolution

Parking tickets may be hated universally, but car owners in the Georgian city of Batumi took it to an extreme this past Saturday with mass rioting that revived old memories of civil unrest. The political blame-game that followed left little hope for a widely acceptable explanation of why one parking ticket led to fierce ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Georgia Offers NATO to Build a Black Sea Base at Poti

When NATO officials announced last month that they were planning to increase the alliance's presence on the Black Sea, they noted that the details of what that would look like are still being worked out. Since then, Georgia and Ukraine have offered creative solutions about how they might chip in -- with NATO's help, of ...

- EurasiaNet - US

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