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2011-05-13 12:57:00

KYIV, Ukraine, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The subtropical climate together with geographic location, health-resort potential and incentives from the local government will make Crimea the tourism capital of Eastern Europe. Such ambitious plans have been voiced by the Crimean Prime Minister Vasyl Dzharty during his official two-day visit to London and Brussels, reports the general directorate of information policy of the Council of Ministers of the autonomous republic of Crimea....

2009-08-18 06:15:00

According to news agency Interfax, the Ukraine is claiming that Russian ships stationed at Sevastopol are polluting the Black Sea. The protest note sent from Kiev to the Russian Federation is another example of growing tensions between Moscow and the Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian foreign affairs ministry, Russian vessels contaminated the bay of Sevastopol with oil at the end of July. The agreement between the nations should allow Ukrainian authorities to enter the area to access the...

2008-08-11 21:00:03

Text of report by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti Moscow, 11 August: Russian Foreign Minister has told Ukrainian parliament speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk by phone today that Russian Black Sea Fleet ships were off Abkhazia's coast to protect Russians and support peacekeepers, the Russian Foreign Ministry's information and press department said. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said earlier it reserved the right not to allow the Russian Black Sea Fleet's ships, which are now off the...

2006-06-08 12:48:21

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's main opposition party, sympathetic to Russia, said on Thursday pro-Western President Viktor Yushchenko was plunging the country into chaos by seeking NATO membership in the face of public resistance. Officials announced they had to postpone the "Tight Knot 2006" exercises with Britain, one of a series of such events in the coming months, because a political stalemate that meant parliament could not approve the war games. Small but noisy...

2006-02-03 12:43:43

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Ukraine is pushing for an invitation to join NATO within two years, despite tense relations with Moscow and the presence of a major Russian naval base on its territory, a senior official said on Friday. "We would like to receive the invitation to NATO membership, let's say in 2008. That would require from us very hard work," Deputy Foreign Minister Anton Buteiko told Reuters. He was speaking in Berlin after meeting German...

2005-12-14 11:45:00

KIEV (Reuters) - Bird flu, including the H5N1 strain dangerous to humans, has spread to new villages in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, officials said on Wednesday. Both Belarus, Ukraine's northern neighbor, and Bulgaria across the Black Sea slapped bans on imports adding to measures put in place by Russia and Kazakhstan. But Prime Minister Yuri Yekhanurov said he hoped emergency measures invoked to contain the outbreak in the peninsula jutting into the Black Sea could be repealed by the New...

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Sea of Azov
2013-04-18 19:13:38

The Sea of Azov, known is Classical Antiquity as Lake Maeotis, is a sea towards the south of Eastern Europe. It’s linked by the narrow Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea towards the south and is bordered in the north by mainland Ukraine, in the east by Russia, and in the west by the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. The Kuban and Don are the major rivers that flow into the Sea of Azov. This sea is the shallowest in the world with the depth varying between 2 ft 11 inch and 46 ft. There’s a...

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Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'