Latest "Black Sea" stories
Russia has cast its weight behind a separatist insurgency in Ukraine’s east that erupted shortly after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and has caused more than 14,000 deaths.
By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press
Republican Reps. Mike Rogers and Mike Turner are urging U.S. President Joe Biden to further arm Ukraine and “deploy a U.S. military presence in the Black Sea” to warn off a renewed invasion threat from Russian forces.
The Biden administration sees the Black Sea as a front to challenge Russia, but regional relations complicate America's ability to actually make any progress.
The alleged incident came as Russia and China conducted joint naval drills in the area, and follows other close encounters involving Russian and Western warships.
By Kent Miller