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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Black sea

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Ukrainian missile attack damages two Russian ships in Crimea, Moscow says
The Russia-backed governor of Sevastopol said 24 people were injured in the attack.
Elon Musk says he blocked a Ukrainian attack on Russia's Black Sea fleet
Musk declined Kyiv’s request to activate internet access in the Black Sea near Moscow-annexed Crimea.
Putin says he won't revive Ukraine grain export deal unless Russian food can be shipped too
The Russian president said that the West has made it difficult for his country’s agricultural products to be exported.
Russia says it dispatched two fighter jets to intercept two drones over Black Sea
Earlier today, Russia said it destroyed two Ukrainian military boats in the area.
Russia destroys Ukrainian military boat in new Black Sea clash
Attacks by both sides have escalated in the Black Sea since Russia pulled out of a deal to allow the safe export of Ukrainian grain.
Civilian cargo ship from Ukraine reaches Turkish waters despite Russian blockade
The Hong Kong-flagged ship left Odesa yesterday, the first vessel to challenge Russia’s new bid to block Ukraine’s access to the Black Sea.
Ukraine says it downed waves of Russian missiles and drones targeting Odesa overnight
Russia and Ukraine have stepped up attacks in the Black Sea since Moscow exited a deal that had granted Kyiv’s grain exports safe passage during the conflict.
Ukrainian drone hits Russian tanker transporting fuel near Crimea
The tanker was hit at around 11:20 pm (20:20 GMT) yesterday south of the Kerch Strait.
Ukrainian official says drones have successfully hit naval ship in Russian port
Russia, however, claimed it fended off the attack, saying ships patrolling the perimeter of the naval base destroyed two sea drones.
Russia refuses to speak at UN Security Council meeting on its attacks on Ukraine’s Odesa
The confrontation began at the start of a council session called by Russia on the divided Orthodox Church in Ukraine.
Drone hits ammunition depot in Crimea as Russian strikes kill eight in Ukraine
The Moscow-installed head of Crimea ordered the evacuation of people living within five kilometres of the attack.
Russia urged to avert global food crisis at UN after pulling out of Black Sea grain deal
Moscow was criticised by China as well as Western nations over the decision, with some warning that it could have “catastrophic consequences”.
Ukraine says ships in Black Sea will be targeted as Russia continues bombing ports
Ukraine said it would treat the ships as potential carriers of military cargo, mirroring a move made by Russia after it withdrew from a key grain export deal.
Ukraine grain deal expires after Russia refuses extension
Russia said the attack on the Crimea bridge had nothing to do with its withdrawal from the grain deal.
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.
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’.
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.
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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.
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.
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’
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.
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.
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.
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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.
14 dead after fire on two ships off Crimea
The fire broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to the other.
At least 12 dead after bus carrying construction workers crashes into Black Sea
Three people are still missing.
'No explosion' on downed Russian plane but terrorism not yet ruled out
Investigators say they are keeping an open mind.
'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.
Russia finds black box from Christmas Day plane crash
Local media reports say that a minister confirmed the discovery this morning.
Parts of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea
The 84 passengers included dozens of singers in Russia’s world-famous military choir.
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.
Grief-stricken Odessa "reeling" after 42 die in clashes
Ukraine’s Prime Minister is visiting the port city today.
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.
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 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.
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”.