US "expresses its deep concern over Russia’s plans to block foreign naval ships and state vessels in parts of the Black Sea, including near occupied Crimea and the Kerch Strait," says @statedeptspox in a statement.
#Footage Two coastal-based Utyos anti-ship cruise missiles were fired at sea targets during the Black Sea and Northern Fleets' joint exercise near the coast of Crimea yesterday #RussianNavy #BlackSeaFleet #NorthernFleet #Exercises #Warships #CombatTraining
#Crimea: The President watched the joint exercises of the Northern and Black Sea fleets
ANDERSON says the WH canceled a "routine" naval freedom-of-passage maneuver in the black sea after a CNN report made it appear to be a repsonse to Russian aggression. The move was rescheduled later for the 5th anniversary of the Russian invasion of Crimea.
Looks like Ukraine/Russian navies confrontation taking place around Kerch Strait, the only passage between the Sea of Azov and Black Sea, crossed by new bridge connecting Crimea and Russia.