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09.18.2008 Russian warship hits surface target in Sea of Japan drills
The missile cruiser Varyag has effectively engaged a surface target at an ongoing Pacific Fleet exercise in the Sea of Japan, a fleet spokesman said Wednesday.

09.18.2008 Russian Navy to remain off Abkhazia until U.S. ships leave region
Russian warships will continue patrolling waters off the coast of Abkhazia until all U.S. ships leave the Black Sea, Russia's NATO envoy said on Wednesday.

09.15.2008 No plans for arming of the Baltic Fleet with nuclear weapons, yet
The are no plans, so far, for arming the Baltic Fleet with nuclear weapons as a response for the installations of Anti-missile systems in Poland. This was reported by the chairman of the Defence Committee of the State Duma, Victor Zavarzin.

09.15.2008 The training ship Perekop of the Baltic Fleet completed her cruise around Europe and arrived to the port of Baltiysk
The training ship Perekop of the Baltic Fleet completed the second and final stage of her long distance sea and ocean cruise around Europe and arrived to the port of Baltiysk - the main naval base of the Baltic Fleet.

09.10.2008 No link between Russia-Venezuela naval drills and Georgia - Moscow
The upcoming joint Russian-Venezuelan naval exercise was agreed on long before the current Georgia crisis and is unrelated to the situation in the Caucasus, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.

09.08.2008 Russian Navy to adopt new carrier fighters after 2016
Russia's new carrier-based fighters will replace the Su-33 naval fighter in service with the Russian Navy after 2016, a senior military official said on Sunday.

09.05.2008 Ukraine to hold air defense drills with live firing in September
Ukraine is planning to conduct large-scale air defense exercises with live firing on the Crimean peninsula at the end of September, a Ukrainian navy source said on Thursday.

09.05.2008 Russian Navy to receive 4 new amphibious planes by 2013
Russia's Navy will put into operation four new A-42 amphibious planes by 2013, a senior military official said on Friday.

09.04.2008 More cooperation amid East-West chill
While defence cooperation between NATO and Russia is frozen, the Norwegian and Russian coast guards keep developing relations in the Barents Sea. This week, the Russian coast guard ship MGS Zapolyarie moored in the northern Norwegian port of Sortland.

09.03.2008 Japan 'postpones naval drills' with Russia
The Japanese government has decided to postpone joint exercises with the Russian Navy citing recent events in the Caucasus and tensions between Russia and the West, a Japanese defense source said on Tuesday.

09.03.2008 U.S. warship leaves Sevastopol after protests
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dallas left Sevastopol Tuesday morning after anti-NATO protests in Ukraine's Crimean port.

09.03.2008 Ocean Fighter Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
Sunday, August 31st was the tenth anniversary of military service for the Su-33 (Su-27K) shipborne fighter plane. This one-seater plane was conceived for the role of defending the Soviet Navy's ships from areal attack and was equipped for mid-air refueling as well as a role as a tanker aircraft.

09.01.2008 Russia 'could destroy NATO ships in Black Sea within 20 minutes'
Russia's Black Sea Fleet is capable of destroying NATO's naval strike group currently deployed in the sea within 20 minutes, a former fleet commander said on Friday.

09.01.2008 Russia could build naval base in Abkhazia
Russia's Black Sea Fleet may eventually use the Abkhazian port of Sukhumi as a naval base, former fleet commander said on Friday.

08.29.2008 Routine exercises of the Pacific Fleet commenced at Kamchatka
More than 15 war ships, submarines, naval aviation and units of shore defence forces are taking part in these routine exercises of the Pacific Fleet (PF), which commenced at Kamchatka, reported Captain 3rd Rank Roman Martov, the head of the information service of the PF to RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

08.28.2008 Russian nuclear sub tested
The nuclear submarine Dmitrii Donskoy has undergone successful testing at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast. The vessel, an upgraded Typhoon submarine, is now ready for the installation of state of the art Russian missile systems, the plant informs.

08.27.2008 Coast Guard is not afraid of Northern Fleet
Despite the presence of Northern Fleet vessels, the Norwegian Coast Guard continues to detain Russian trawlers suspected in illegal fishing in the waters around Spitsbergen. Meanwhile, Russian fishermen call for their Navy's intervention.

08.26.2008 Norway arrested another Russian vessel
The Norwegian Coast Guard this weekend detained the second Russian trawler in less than a week. The vessel was detained by coast guard vessel Svalbard in the waters outside Spitsbergen.

08.26.2008 Russian military concerned by larger NATO presence in Black Sea
Russia has to be concerned that NATO is continuing to get a stronger foothold in the Black Sea, the deputy chief of General Staff said Monday.

08.25.2008 U.S. supplies $13 million worth of aid to Georgia
A U.S. warship has delivered $13 million worth of humanitarian aid to the Georgian port of Batumi, Georgia's Ministry of Defense said on Sunday.

08.25.2008 Russia's Duma to back sovereignty for Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
The State Duma is expected to back a request to recognize the independence of Georgia's breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia at a session of the country's lower house of parliament on Monday.

08.24.2008 Russian troops to patrol Georgian port of Poti - Gen.Staff
Russian troops will patrol the Georgian Black Sea port of Poti, the deputy chief of Russia's General Staff said at a news conference Saturday.

08.24.2008 Russian ship returns from Georgian coast to base in Ukraine
One more Russian ship returned Saturday from Georgian waters to the Black Sea Fleet's base in the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol.

08.23.2008 All military cooperation is suspended
This week the Russian Ministry of Defence has informed the Norwegian Ministry of Defence that all planned military cooperation between Norway and Russia will be halted. The Norwegian Government hopes that all non-military cooperations will continue as planned.

08.23.2008 Investigating sunken Russian submarine
In 1989 the Russian nuclear submarine vessel “Komsomolets” sank outside of Bjørnøya in the Barents Sea. Now Russian and Norwegian scientists are investigation the condition of the ship, which is situated 1700 meters below sea level.

08.23.2008 Two Russians reported on board captured ship in Somalia
Pirates have seized a vessel in Somalia with two Russian nationals among crewmembers, the International Maritime Bureau said Friday.

08.21.2008 Russian trawler arrested in Spitsbergen waters
The Norwegian Coast Guard this week detained the Russian trawler “Kordun” and accompanied it to the port of Tromsø.

08.21.2008 Russia sends aircraft carrier to Syria
The Russian aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” is ready to head from Murmansk towards the Mediterranean and the Syrian port of Tartus.

08.21.2008 Russia shuns Baltic drills, refuses to receive U.S. ship
Russia said on Tuesday it will not participate in the NATO-led Open Spirit 2008 naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, and will refuse to receive a U.S. warship in the Far East port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

08.21.2008 Ukraine to let Russian ships return to Sevastopol base
Ukraine will not prevent Russian Black Sea Fleet ships that were involved in a peace enforcement operation in Georgia from returning to their base, Ukraine's defense minister said on Wednesday.

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