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# Black sea

Last month
May 2023
# Black sea
Russia agrees two-month extension to deal allowing Ukrainian grain to be exported
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the two sides had agreed to extend the deal.
This year
# Black sea
US blasts 'reckless and unsafe' Russian jet collision with American drone
US officials have condemned the incident as ‘unprofessional’ and potentially leading to ‘miscalculation & unintended escalation’.
# Black sea
Grain shipments from Ukraine drop as Russia blamed for slowing inspections
The shipments have decreased despite a UN-brokered deal to retain exports to developing countries.
Last year
# Ukraine
G7 discuss winter aid package for Ukraine as grain shipments resume
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said the G7 will help Ukraine with items including generators and heaters to survive the winter.
# Black sea
Putin says Russia could leave Ukraine grain deal again if Kyiv 'violates' guarantees
The Russian president’s comments came hours after Russia said it was resuming its participation in the agreement.
# Black sea
Ukrainian grain exports to stop as Putin demands 'real guarantees' from Kyiv
Putin seeks guarantees that Ukraine is ‘not using the humanitarian corridor for military purposes’
# Black sea
Russian Black Sea flagship sinks after Kyiv claims missile hit
The guided missile cruiser Moskva had been leading Russia’s naval effort against Ukraine in the seven-week conflict.
# Black sea
Air strikes hit Ukraine's strategic port city of Odessa
Two loud explosions were heard in Odessa on the Black Sea early today and black smoke was seen rising above the city.
# Black sea
Eight people dead as Romanian helicopter crashes while searching for missing fighter jet
The helicopter crashed in eastern Romania while looking for a missing fighter jet and its pilot.
All time
# Black sea
Russia claims it fired warning shots at British Navy destroyer as UK rejects claims
The incident took place in Cape Fiolent off the coast of Crimea.
# Black sea
14 dead after fire on two ships off Crimea
The fire broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to the other.
# Russia
At least 12 dead after bus carrying construction workers crashes into Black Sea
Three people are still missing.
# Black sea
'No explosion' on downed Russian plane but terrorism not yet ruled out
Investigators say they are keeping an open mind.
# Christmas Day
'Commander, we're falling': Pilots' final words on doomed Russian plane reported as second black box found
Early indications suggest the plane’s wingflaps may have been faulty.
# Black sea
Russia finds black box from Christmas Day plane crash
Local media reports say that a minister confirmed the discovery this morning.
# Military Plane
Parts of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea
The 84 passengers included dozens of singers in Russia’s world-famous military choir.
# The Heat Is On
Tension soars between Ukraine and Russia over 'terror attack' claims
The UN Security Council was to discuss the growing tensions today at the request of Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Grief-stricken Odessa "reeling" after 42 die in clashes
Ukraine’s Prime Minister is visiting the port city today.
# annex
Russia requests that Crimean officials release captured Ukraine navy chief
Kiev today reneged on a post-Soviet agreement to allow freedom of movement for Russians into Ukraine.
# ukraine crisis
Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table
Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.
# Russia
Russia mourns flood dead as questions mount
Flags flew at half-mast over the Kremlin in honour of the 171 confirmed dead in the country’s worst flooding disaster – but questions are mounting over whether officials did enough to warn of the impending calamity.
# Russia
Videos: Devastating floods kill 146 in southern Russia
President Vladimir Putin described the worst natural disaster in the Krasnodar region’s history as a “catastrophe”.