RUSSIA: ‘ 195 Soviet-Era Decommissioned Submarines are Disposed ‘

#AceNewsReport – Featured Post:June.12: Currently, 195 of the 201 decommissioned submarines have been disposed. The demolition of the rest submarines and 14 technical support vessels is due to be completed by 2020.

‘ 195 of 201 Decommissioned Soviet-Era Submarines are Disposed ‘

Russia’s Rosatom Corporation is nearing to complete the disposal of Soviet-made decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines and support vessels.

Currently, 195 of the 201 decommissioned submarines have been disposed. The demolition of all the decommissioned nuclear submarines and 14 technical support vessels is due to be completed by 2020.

“We have started the disposal of technical support vessels and depot ships. By 2020, we are expected to complete the disposal of all 14 support ships decommissioned from the Northern and the Pacific Fleets as well as two Atomflot support ships,” Rosatom CEO Sergei Kirienko said during the “70th anniversary of the Russian Atom” forum in Chelyabinsk.

K-3 Leninsky Komsomol

“195 of the 201 submarines have been dismantled and recycled. Six submarines are left. Now we have no vessels standing in queue for dismantling. In 1999, when Rosatom was charged with the disposal there were 120 submarines waiting,” Kirienko said.

In 2014, the disposal of the “Volodarsky” depot ship was completed. Now, the disposal of the “Lepse” depot ship has begun. Within six months, it will be discharged of nuclear fuel. Then it will be prepared for wet storage before the disposal.

Kirienko also pointed out that under the “Nuclear radioactive safety 2” program new equipment and technology were developed, including the recycling technology for the uranium-beryllium fuel from project 705 submarines which were equipped with liquid-metal reactors.

The need for the disposal of nuclear submarines and depot ships emerged after the fall of the Soviet Union. At that time, military spending was significantly reduced.

More than 200 submarines built-in the 1950-1980s, and a large number of support vessels, were decommissioned from the Russian navy.


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MOSCOW: ‘ Egyptian & Russian Sailors conduct first gun practice at Friendship Bridge 2015’

#AceNewsReport – MOSCOW:June.12: ./TASS/. Egyptian and Russian sailors have conducted the first gun practice at joint drills Friendship Bridge 2015 in the Mediterranearn, Russian Black Sea Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachyov said Friday.

“After practising elements of joint maneuvering, the Russian and Egyptian vessels making part of tactical groups successfully conducted artillery gun firing on a drifting surface target”, Trukhachyov said.


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NATO: ‘ Warships Enter Black Sea ‘

#AceWorldNewsSeptember 07 – Two NATO warships, Canadian frigate Toronto and Spain’s Almirante Juan de Borbon have entered Black Sea waters over the weekend, Itar Tass news agency reported referring to its military diplomatic source.


The ships will take part in the international Sea Breeze drill, conducting exercises from September 8 to 10.

Commandant Birot

On Friday, another two NATO warships, the French Navy ship Commandant Birot and the US destroyer Ross, entered the area.

It is expected that the drill will also involve Turkish and Romanian frigates, as well as a Georgian patrol boat.






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` High Combat State of Art Stealth Submarine Leaves for Trials and Will Eventually to Join Black Sea Fleet ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – May 30 – A new generation diesel-electric submarine Friday left St. Petersburg’s Admiralty shipyard for Baltic Sea trials.

(The new generation diesel-electric submarine Novorossiysk is an ultra-quiet, high combat capability vessel with a surface speed of 20 knots (37 kph), maximum submerged depth of around 300 meters and subsea displacement of around 4,000 tonnes)

The near-complete diesel-electric Novorossiysk will be at sea for less than a month and will return to base for final fitting ahead of joining the Black Sea naval fleet, a defence industry source told Itar-Tass on Friday.

Three-month mooring trials have already been completed.

Novorossiysk is the first in a series of 636.6 Varshavyanka Project vessels, Black Sea Fleet Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov told ITAR-TASS.

Six submarines of this class are planned for Black Sea duty and are aimed at building up the potential of Russia’s naval task force in the Mediterranean.

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` Five Days of War Games Commence in Black Sea ‘

#AceWorldNews – – ROMANIA – May 15 – Some 1,600 Romanian sailors have started five days of war games in the Black Sea amid heightened tensions in neighbouring Ukraine.

Romania’s Defence Ministry said in a statement on Monday that the war games code-named “Vector 2014”, will run through Friday in the Black Sea.

It said the drills are part of long-planned and regular naval exercises.


#black-sea, #romania, #ukraine

` Moscow Pays Tribute to ` Victory Day ‘ with a Parade through Red Square Marking Sixty-Nine Years ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – May 09 – (NYT) – Russia’s thundering Victory Day parade, a lengthy review of its newly refurbished military and of its most advanced hardware, rolled through Red Square in Moscow on Friday as the event played out under global scrutiny in light of tensions with neighbouring Ukraine.

Celebration of the March annexation of Crimea was not subtle, as the first vehicles to enter the square behind row after row of tightly choreographed marching soldiers made clear.

The first vehicle, an armoured personnel carrier from a Black Sea Marines brigade, flew a big Crimean flag. Some 11,000 soldiers and 150 military vehicles, from tanks to intercontinental ballistic missile launchers, rumbled through the square.

Through cloudless skies, the flyover included 69 aircraft, marking the 69 years since the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

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#AceWorldNews MOSCOW May 07 The Russian destroyer Vice…

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – May 07 – The Russian destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov has joined the permanent Russian naval task force in the Mediterranean Sea, RIA Novosti quoted Northern Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga as saying.

The Udaloy-class destroyer will house the command staff of the task force comprising warships and auxiliary vessels from Russia’s Northern, Black Sea and Baltic fleets.

The command was previously based on board the Pyotr Veliky nuclear-powered missile cruiser and the Admiral Levchenko destroyer, which have fulfilled their objectives as part of the task force.


#baltic, #black-sea, #mediterranean-sea, #moscow, #russian

` Romania Moves Military Formations to Eastern Border in the Country in Preparation for War Games ‘

#AceWorldNews – BUCHAREST – April 27 – Romania has moved military formations to the eastern border of the country, as a military train loaded with air defence systems, trucks and surface-to-air missile launch systems headed through Romania’s capital, Bucharest, to the Romanian Black Sea city of Constanta.

Military hardware is needed for joint military exercises in which U.S. servicemen and four U.S. fighters F-16 participate, the Romanian Defence Ministry told reporters.

“War games will be held according to the plan of strategic partnership between our countries,” Romanian Defence Minister Mircea Dusa told reporters earlier.

Romanian Media News


#black-sea, #bucharest, #constantia, #romania

` Police Launch Investigation into Blast that Exploded at Check-Point of Armed Gunmen in Odessa ‘

#AceWorldNews- ODESSA – April 25 – Police has launched an investigation into a blast that went off at a checkpoint of armed gunmen from Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, in the Ukrainian Black Sea port city of Odessa. Gunmen hurled a bomb at the checkpoint from a car driving nearby, the regional police department told ITAR-TASS.

“The explosion occurred at 4.00 am local time on the road leading to Ovidiopol at one of largest wholesale marketplaces in the region. Wounded people affirmed that an explosive device was hurled at the checkpoint from a passing car.

Seven people at the bonfire have got leg fragmentation wounds.

All of them were taken to the city hospital, their life is not in danger,” the regional police department told ITAR-TASS.


#black-sea, #odessa, #ukraines, #ukrainian

US Ramps up Support to ` NATO ‘ Forces in the ` Black Sea and the Baltic Regions ‘ with Warship and Troops ‘

#AceWorldNews – NATO – April 23 – The US has sent warship USS Taylor to the Black Sea, a source from the Russian Navy told ITAR-TASS. “The frigate USS Taylor has passed through the straits and entered the Black Sea yesterday evening,” the source said.

NATO’s navy presence in the Black Sea has increased to three units.

Apart from warship Taylor, USS Donald Cook with Aegis missile defence system aboard and French intelligence ship Dupuy de Lome.

The US Navy has earlier said in a statement, “Taylor’s mission is to reassure NATO allies of the US Navy’s commitment to strengthen and improve interoperability while working toward mutual goals in the region.”

(USNews) – This is following roughly 600 infantry troops from the storied 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team that are heading to Poland and the three Baltic states, in the first major movement of U.S. ground troops to Europe since Russia’s incursion into Ukraine earlier this year.


#black-sea, #europe, #nato, #poland, #russias, #ukraine, #us, #uss-donald-cook, #uss-taylor

` French Navy Destroyer `Dupleix ‘ is Unlikely to enter Black Sea in next two Days ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – April 15 – The French Navy destroyer, Dupleix, is unlikely to enter the Black Sea during the next two days, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

The French anti-submarine frigate was expected to join the country’s vessels in the Black Sea on Monday. However, the French military’s plans changed for some reason, and the ship is still in Limassol, Cyprus, a source in the Russian ministry told ITAR-TASS.

Meanwhile, US destroyer USS Donald Cook and French surveillance ship, Dupuy de Lome, which entered the Black Sea on April 10, are now docked at the Romanian port of Constantsa.

The French rescue ship, FS Alize, which has been in the Black Sea since March 26, has now left, the source said.


#black-sea, #constantsa, #cyprus, #french, #limassol, #moscow, #romanian, #russian, #us, #uss-donald-cook

` Russian Attack Plane engaged in `Provacative Acts ‘ towards the USS Donald Cook in International Waters ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – April 15 – (QHA) – A Russian attack plane engaged in “provocative” acts Saturday towards the destroyer USS Donald Cook in international waters, the Pentagon said on Monday evening, Novinite reports.

Over the course of about 90 minutes, a Russian SU-24 fighter jet made 12 “close-range, low-altitude” passes near the Cook while the ship was in international waters in the western Black Sea near Romania, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters.

Warren said the aircraft did not respond to multiple queries and warnings from the Cook. No shots were fired and the plane appeared to be unarmed, based on visual observations made by those aboard the Cook, Warren said.

“This provocative and unprofessional Russian action is inconsistent with international protocols and previous agreements on the professional interaction between our militaries,” Warren said.

There have been no communications between the Pentagon and the Russian ministry of defence since the incident.


#black-sea, #pentagon, #romania, #russian, #united-states

#AceBreakingNews EUROPEAN UNION April 14 The EU and…

#AceBreakingNews – EUROPEAN UNION – April 14 – The EU and the US say they will impose “further costs” on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, as unrest continues in the east of the country.

EU foreign ministers said on Monday they would expand a list of names targeted by EU sanctions.

Tension has been rising in Ukraine, with pro-Russian activists occupying buildings in more eastern towns.

Also on Monday, the US said a Russian fighter jet repeated close-range passes over a US warship in the Black Sea.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said US President Barack Obama planned to speak by phone with Russia’s Vladimir Putin about the Ukraine crisis, possibly as early as Monday.

In his news conference, Mr Carney warned that Russia’s actions “will come with a cost.”

However, he added that “lethal” military aid for Ukraine was not currently being considered.

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#black-sea, #eu, #european-union, #jay-carney, #russia-3, #russias, #russian-president-vladimir-putin, #ukraine, #us-president-barack-obama, #white-house

` Russian Fighter Jets have started training exercises over the ` Mediterranean Sea ‘ the Navy States ‘

#AceWorldNews Russian fighter jets have started training exercises over the Mediterranean Sea, the Navy said Friday.

The drills began from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, which docked last month in Cyprus, Navy spokesman Vadim Serga told Interfax.

Training included tactics for engaging aerial targets and other battle techniques.

The aircraft involved in the exercises included Sukhoi SU-33 air defense fighters and Kamov Ka-27 anti-submarine helicopters. The flights will continue if the weather is favourable.

The US Navy earlier sent a guided-missile destroyer, the USS Truxtun, to the Black Sea, and described it as a routine deployment scheduled before the Ukraine crisis.


#black-sea, #cyprus, #interfax, #mediterranean-sea, #russian, #ukraine, #us, #uss-truxtun

` Bad Weather has delayed start of what is being termed `Joint Naval Exercise’s ‘ taking place in the Black Sea’

#AceWorldNews Bad weather has delayed by one day a joint naval exercise by US, Bulgarian and Romanian naval forces in the Black Sea, Reuters said, citing a statement by the Bulgarian Defence Ministry.

A US navy destroyer was due to take part in maneuvers with Romanian and Bulgarian warships near the Crimean Peninsula.

To the north in Poland, US fighter jets are also to take part in joint exercises.


#black-sea, #bulgarian, #bulgarian-defence-ministry, #crimean-peninsula, #poland, #reuters, #romanian, #us

` Sevastopol to join Russia after referendum city administration head '

#AceWorldNews says that Sevastopol, the main base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine, will join Russia as its constituent member after a referendum, city administration acting head Dmitry Belik said on Saturday, March 8.TASS

“We will hold one referendum with the rest of Crimea, but after it two entities will join Russia as its constituent members: Sevastopol and Crimea. And changes to the constitution will also be made separately,” he said.

According to Belik, two questions will be asked at the referendum:

“Do you support reunification of Sevastopol with Russia as its constituent member?” and
“Do you support the restoration of the Constitution of 1992 and Sevastopol’s to Ukraine?”

Speaking at a rally held in the centre of the city on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Belik stressed that social allowances would continue to be paid after accession to Russia.
“The salaries of public sector employees, medic and social workers will be preserved at their current level as a minimum or maybe even increased.

We are now working in close contact with Russian officials over a new social system for the city,” Belik said.

He thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian parliament for their support.

The Crimean parliament on Thursday, March 6, ruled to hold a referendum on accession to Russia on March 16.

Earlier it was scheduled for March 30.

Three questions will be asked during the referendum:
1. Do you support Crimea’s reunification with Russia as its constituent member?
3. Do you support the restoration of the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea of 1992 and the status of Crimea as a part of Ukraine?

However, parliament-appointed acting Ukrainian President Alexander Turchinov said the upcoming referendum in Crimea (autonomy within Ukraine) on its accession to Russia would be “unlawful and illegitimate.”

“The Verkhovna Rada will initiate the dissolution of the Supreme Soviet of Crimea,” he said in a televised address on Thursday, March 6.


#belik, #black-sea, #black-sea-fleet, #crimea, #itar-tass, #russian-president-vladimir-putin, #sevastopol, #supreme-soviet-of-crimea, #ukrainian, #verkhovna-rada

` Turkey scrambles jets again after Russian surveillance plane tracked ‘near coast’

#AceWorldNews says that the Turkish air force scrambled six F-16 fighter jets on Friday in response to a Russian surveillance plane they say flew along their Black Sea coast, according to statement on the website of the military General Staff.

The Russian plane reportedly remained in international airspace and is the second reported incident of its kind this week.

The incident comes amid increasing tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.

RT News


#black-sea, #rt-news, #russian, #turkish, #ukraine

` Pentagon : `US fighter jets would join NATO patrols on missions in the Baltic countries, of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia'

#AceWorldNews says that the Pentagon said on Wednesday that US fighter jets would join NATO patrols on missions in the Baltic countries, which include Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

On Sunday the Tass news agency reported that the guided missile frigate USS Taylor, which had been assigned to the Black Sea for the Sochi Winter Olympics, was still in the Turkish port of Samsun for repairs, after running aground on February 12.

Two Russian navy ships also entered the Black Sea through the Bosphorus on Tuesday, as well as a Ukrainian navy vessel which was heading for Odessa and not the Crimea.


#black-sea, #bosphorus, #crimea, #estonia, #latvia, #lithuania, #nato, #odessa, #pentagon, #russian, #samsun, #sochi-olympics, #turkish, #ukrainian, #us

` Navy destroyer USS Truxtun crosses Dardanelles en route to Black Sea ‘

#AceWorldNews says that the US Navy destroyer USS Truxtun has reportedly crossed the Dardanelles on Friday, as it heads into the Black Sea.

The US Navy earlier announced the guided missile destroyer’s “routine” deployment to conduct training with the Romanian and Bulgarian navy, saying it had been decided long before the crisis in Ukraine.

The ship left Greece on Thursday and is expected to cross the Bosphorus later Friday.


#black-sea, #bosphorus, #bulgarian, #dardanelles, #romanian, #us-navy

` Crimea ` Votes’ to Join Russia, accelerating `Ukraine’ Crisis’

#AceWorldNews says SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum on the decision in 10 days’ time in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

The sudden acceleration of moves to bring Crimea, which has an ethnic Russian majority and has effectively been seized by Russian forces, formally under Moscow’s rule came as European Union leaders held an emergency summit groping for ways to pressure Russia to back down and accept mediation.

U.S. President Barack Obama took the first steps to punish Russians and Ukrainians involved in what he called “threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”, ordering the freezing of their U.S. assets and a ban on travel to the United States.

The names on the blacklist were not immediately made public but a U.S. official said they did not include Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The crisis in Ukraine began in November when Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, under Russian pressure, turned his back on a trade deal with the EU and accepted a $15 billion bailout from Moscow.

That prompted three months of street protests leading to the overthrow of Yanukovich on February 22.

Moscow denounced the events as an illegitimate coup and refused to recognize the new Ukrainian authorities.

#AceGuestViews By Alissa de Carbonnel


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