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Bypassing Ukraine: Gazprom reports on signing another deal on TurkStream pipeline.

A contract has been signed in Amsterdam on construction of the second string of the offshore section of TurkStream pipeline, which is planned to be laid across the Black Sea bypassing Ukraine.

- UNIAN - UA

India's wheat imports to slow after March on fumigation rule change.

NEW DELHI - India's wheat imports from Russia, France and Ukraine could come to a halt after March, as New Delhi has asked exporters to fumigate their cargoes with methyl bromide, an insect control gas banned in Europe and the Black Sea region.

- Reuters - US

India's wheat imports to slow after March on fumigation rule change.

NEW DELHI - India's wheat imports from Russia, France and Ukraine could come to a halt after March, as New Delhi has asked exporters to fumigate their cargoes with methyl bromide, an insect control gas banned in Europe and the Black Sea region. Currently, food shipments are fumigated at India's ports. After March 31, the ...

- Sify - IN

Hunters Charged in Texas Shooting Had Blamed Immigrants.

Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally.Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez told Odessa television KOSA that a grand jury indicted...

- Newsmax - US

Texas hunters who shot each other charged, tried blaming their wounds on illegal immigrants.

Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally. Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez told Odessa television KOSA that a grand jury indicted Michael Bryant and Walker Daugherty last week on ...

- The Japan Times - JP

NATO to enhance its presence in the Black Sea region.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined on Thursday how the Alliance will strengthen its air and maritime presence in the Black Sea region. The Secretary General also told a press conference that NATO was modernising its Command Structure in response to new security challenges.

- NATO - INT

NATO's Buildup In Black Sea Could Lead To Cold War, Russian Envoy Says.

The comments came after NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the 28-nation bloc would fortify its military presence in the Black Sea region.

- Yahoo! News - US

The Economist: Barred from the ballot, Putin’s rival is running anyway.

With little more than a year remaining before Russia’s next presidential elections, Aleksei Navalny, the country’s leading opposition politician, is hitting the campaign trail. Over the coming weeks he will embark on a tour from Siberia to the Black Sea, opening offices and recruiting volunteers. The fact that a ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

AP Top Stories February 17 A.

Here's the latest for Friday, February 17th: Trump's National Security Adviser pick turns down job; NATO plans to beef up Black Sea presence; San Bernardino attack gun buyer pleads guilty; Florida brush fire contained.         

- USA TODAY - US

Associated Press: NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea.

BRUSSELS - NATO defense ministers have decided to beef up the military alliance's naval presence in the Black Sea in response to an increasingly aggressive Russia. The post Associated Press: NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

US military releases images of Russian jets 'buzzing' past USS Porter in Black Sea after Kremlin's denial.

The US said the incident took place on 10 February, but Russia has denied reports of the alleged "fly-bys".

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea

NATO defense ministers have decided to beef up the military alliance's naval presence in the Black Sea in response to an increasingly aggressive Russia.

- FOX News - US

Nato to boost naval presence in Black Sea

Nato defence ministers have decided to increase the military alliance's naval presence in the Black Sea in response to an increasingly aggressive Russia.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Russian jets 'buzz' past US warship

The US military has released several photos of what it says were Russian fighter jets "buzzing" the deck of a US warship in the Black Sea last week.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Trump: Russian provocations 'not good' but 'I'm not going to tell you anything about it'

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesUS President Donald Trump refused to say what his response would be to a recent wave of Russian military provocations in a testy exchange with CBS News’ chief White House correspondent Major Garrett. Garrett asked Trump at a press conference on Wednesday about three recent incidents involving the ...

- Business Insider - US

NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea

NATO will step up naval war games and surveillance in the Black Sea to complement its increased presence of land and air forces near a more assertive Russia, the alliance said Thursday.NATO chief Jens...

- Expatica - NL

NATO seeks to boost Black Sea presence and cyber defenses

NATO agreed on Thursday to bolster its presence in the Black Sea in the latest expansion of alliance forces across a strategic region where allies have steadily added ground forces and air power, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Wall Street Journal: Russia issues warning to US ahead of key military meeting

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned against U.S. efforts to deal with his country “from a position of strength” ahead of a key meeting on Feb. 16, as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said it would boost its naval forces in the Black Sea. The post Wall Street Journal: Russia issues warning to US ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia Issues Warning to U.S. Ahead of Key Military Meeting

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned against U.S. efforts to deal with his country “from a position of strength” ahead of a key meeting Thursday, as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said it would boost its naval forces in the Black Sea.

- Wall Street Journal - US

U.S. Says Russia Buzzed its Warship in Black Sea

Russian planes buzzed a United States warship in the Black Sea as it was conducting NATO exercises, American officials said. Russian officials denied that they had done anything aggressive but still criticized the presence of U.S. ships in the sea, indicating that U.S.-Russia military tension is continuing even under the ...

- EurasiaNet - US

U.S. troops deploy in Bulgaria as Mattis meets NATO in Brussels

U.S. troops deployed in Bulgaria on Wednesday and armored vehicles and heavy equipment are to arrive by the end of the week under a planned NATO operation to support its Eastern European allies, the Bulgarian defense ministry said. The U.S. deployment at the joint U.S.-Bulgarian military base at Novo Selo in the east of the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

Russia said on Wednesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said U.S. President Donald Trump expected the annexed Black Sea peninsula to be returned.

- Zee News - IN

Russian planes buzzed U.S. warship in Black Sea, defense official says

Ed AdamczykFeb. 15 -- Russian aircraft flew close to a U.S. warship in the Black Sea last week, a U.S. defense official said, a charge the Russian military denied.

- UPI - US

Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

Russia said Wednesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said U.S. President Donald Trump expected the annexed Black Sea peninsula to be returned

- The Daily Star - LB

Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW - Russia said on Wednesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said U.S. President Donald Trump expected the annexed Black Sea peninsula to be returned. Moscow says an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to become part of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

MOSCOW - Russia said on Wednesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said U.S. President Donald Trump expected the annexed Black Sea peninsula to be returned.

- Reuters - US

Reuters: Russian foreign ministry says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine

Russia will not hand back control of Crimea to Ukraine, Russia's foreign ministry said on Feb. 15, responding to comments from the White House that the United States expected the Black Sea peninsula to be returned. The post Reuters: Russian foreign ministry says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russian foreign ministry says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine

Russia will not hand back control of Crimea to Ukraine, Russia's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, responding to comments from the White House that the United States expected the Black Sea peninsula to be returned. Crimea is territory belonging to the Russian Federation,' Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Russian foreign ministry says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine

MOSCOW - Russia will not hand back control of Crimea to Ukraine, Russia's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, responding to comments from the White House that the United States expected the Black Sea peninsula to be returned.

- Reuters - US

Pentagon: Russian aircraft flew too close to US destroyer in Black Sea

Several Russian aircraft flew close to a U.S. destroyer conducting routine operations in the Black Sea in three separate incidents last week that were deemed unsafe and unprofessional' by the ship's commander, an American military spokesman said Tuesday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Russian jets in 'unsafe' encounters with destroyer — US official

Multiple Russian military aircraft came close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea on Feb. 10, incidents considered "unsafe and unprofessional," a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

- GMA News - PH

Russian aircraft stage 'unsafe' encounters with US destroyer

Multiple Russian military aircraft came close to a US Navy destroyer in the Black Sea on February 10, incidents considered "unsafe and unprofessional".

- Stuff - NZ

US: Russian jets just buzzed a US destroyer in the Black Sea

US NavyMultiple Russian military aircraft came close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea on Feb. 10, incidents considered "unsafe and unprofessional," a U.S. official said on Tuesday.The Russian Defense Ministry said no such incidents had occurred. The Russian Defense Ministry said no such incidents had occurred. ...

- Business Insider - US

500 US troops arrive in Romania to bolster defense

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania " Five hundred U.S. troops began to arrive in a Romanian Black Sea port with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in this East European NATO nation.The U.S. embassy said the "Fighting Eagles,"...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Associated Press: Five hundred US troops arrive in Romania to bolster defense

Five hundred U.S. troops began to arrive in a Romanian Black Sea port with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in this east European NATO nation. The post Associated Press: Five hundred US troops arrive in Romania to bolster defense appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine intends to initiate Baku-Odesa direct flights

Ukraine intends to initiate Baku-Odessa direct flights in summer as part of mutual development of tourist trips, Vadim Sidyachenko, first secretary for economic affairs of the Ukrainian embassy in Azerbaijan, told the country's Trend news agency.

- UNIAN - UA

Russians Still Waiting for Trump Thaw as NATO Resumes Exercises in Black Sea

NATO is conducting some of its biggest naval exercises ever in the Black Sea, even as a new administration in Washington has cast into doubt how much the United States is interested in confronting Russia. The latest round of exercises, Sea Shield 2017, started February 1 and are scheduled to last until February 10. The ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Georgia: Where Europe Begins, or Where It Ends?

Joshua Kucera It's not easy to find a ferry across the Black Sea these days. The volatile geopolitical situation around the Black Sea's shores — an occupied Crimea, Russian conflicts with Georgia and Ukraine, on-again-off-again Russian-Turkish relations — complicates commerce and means that ferry routes are frequently ...

- Pulitzer Center - US

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