Ukraine, Georgia file complaint to IMO over Russia's unlawful actions in Black, Azov Seas The joint document was supported by the European Union and the United States.
12:39, 18 January 2020
Russia closes Kerch Strait for four days over "temporary works" The move is allegedly related with Putin's visit to open a railway service with annexed Crimea.
20:40, 21 December 2019
Kremlin concerned about NATO's Black Sea package statement The situation with the Kerch Strait and navigation is "well known," claims Peskov.
15:40, 03 April 2019
Navigation off occupied Crimea should be monitored from space, air, and sea – Klimkin The Foreign Minister proposed to EU counterparts a vision of the Monitoring Mission over the situation in the Black Sea.
23:25, 01 March 2019
U.S. Senate publishes bill on new sanctions against Russia The bill also includes sanctions for violations by the Russian Federation of freedom of navigation.
13:32, 27 February 2019
Klimkin, Maas: Freedom of navigation in Azov Sea, Kerch Strait must be based on international law principles The topics of meeting also covered the possibility of further influencing Berlin as a pressure on Russia to release Ukrainian prisoners of war and political prisoners.
12:44, 19 January 2019
Russia warns Ukraine against new warship crossings via Kerch Strait MFA Russia's spox says Ukraine's intention is a "new provocation."
14:30, 26 December 2018
Ukraine's Navy "will be ready" to use weapons if Russia attacks again – media Russia has been working to make it increasingly difficult for Ukraine to use the ports surrounding the Crimean peninsula, and the recent attack is considered part of that strategy.
11:50, 26 December 2018
Putin claims no obstructions to navigation in Kerch Strait Putin once again asserted that Ukraine allegedly threatened to "blow up" the bridge.
20:30, 20 December 2018
Ukraine, Belarus to relaunch river navigation The project is aimed at the development of logistics and transportation of goods between the two countries using river transport.
16:55, 19 December 2018
Owners of ships that blocked Kerch Strait do business in Ukraine – media investigation Their company is engaged in smuggling and systematic violations of the sanctions regime against the occupied Crimea, according to some media reports.
09:00, 11 December 2018
Russia blocking Kerch Strait passage to over 100 ships – Ukraine border guards According to Slobodyan, only a small part of vessels passed the strait in both directions over the past day.
14:40, 10 December 2018
Ukraine seeks closure of Turkish Straits after Russian aggression The passage of ships is regulated by the Montreux Convention.
03:00, 30 November 2018
Ukraine's infrastructure minister: Ukrainian ports on Sea of Azov effectively under blockade by Russia A total of 35 vessels have been blocked.
00:59, 29 November 2018
Number of Russian shipowners stop carrying cargo to Ukraine fearing vessels' seizure amid sanctions - media At the same time, some Russian vessels, whose owners are not currently under sanctions, continue to check in Ukrainian ports.
23:30, 15 August 2018
Ukraine's deputy minister for occupied areas: Use of force to unlock Azov Sea situation among scenarios The Ukrainian Navy's Command unveiled its strategy for development of the Ukrainian Navy until 2035, which foresees measures to counter Russian aggression.
14:40, 12 August 2018
"This can't go on like that": Kyiv preparing response to mass detentions of ships by Russian coast guards in Sea of Azov Every day, the Administration of Seaports of Ukraine (ASPU) receives reports that the Russian coast guards detain for inspection in the Sea of Azov ships heading to and from the Ukrainian ports in the area.
18:30, 16 July 2018
Infrastructure minister reveals Ukraine's losses from Kerch Strait bridge construction Omelyan says the main problem was that the bridge limits navigation to the ports of Mariupol and Berdiansk.
12:40, 13 July 2018
Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority announces tender for dredging of two marine channels <p>Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) will carry out operational dredging of the Bug-Dnieper-Lyman Canal (BDLC) and Kherson Sea Canal (KSC) to support their technical characteristics and operating conditions, UkrAgroConsult reported.</p>
21:46, 29 August 2017