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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.

2009-07-07 12:11:00

IZVESTIA, Russia, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- - Russia Develops Highly Competitive Military Goods Keeping With The XXI Century Standards The 4th Military and Naval Show became a showcase for the achievements of Russian shipbuilders and designers and proved that 2007 and 2008 were landmark years for the Russian Navy.

2008-10-01 21:00:06

MOSCOW. Oct 1 (Interfax) - The Russian Navy will not be using force against the pirates that have hijacked the Ukrainian ship Faina off the coast of Somalia so far.

2008-09-30 09:00:23

By Elizabeth A. Kennedy Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya -- U.S.

2008-09-29 09:00:18

By Mohamed Olad Hassan Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia -- As a heavily armed U.S. destroyer patrolled nearby and planes flew overhead Sunday, a Somali pirate spokesman told The Associated Press his group was demanding a $20 million ransom to release a cargo ship loaded with Russian tanks.

2008-09-27 12:00:28

By Associated Press MOSCOW -- A Russian warship on Friday rushed to intercept a Ukrainian vessel carrying 33 battle tanks and a hoard of ammunition that was seized by pirates off the Horn of Africa -- a bold hijacking that again heightened fears about surging piracy and high- seas terrorism. U.S.

2008-07-29 12:01:02

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 29 July: The Vitse-Admiral Zakharyin minesweeper, a fundamentally new mine defence vessel, has joined the Novorossiysk naval base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

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.

2005-09-04 11:11:20

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin sacked navy chief Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov on Sunday at a time when the military is facing criticism over its handling of a mini-submarine accident last month.

2005-08-12 10:30:32

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian navy bungled the rescue of seven submariners stranded in the Pacific, the country's second most senior admiral said on Friday in a rare admission of failure.


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