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American troops of Wisconsin’s 32nd Infantry Brigade continue providing training to the Ukrainian military, while #Kyiv  keeps plugging gaps in its military with new batches of American lethal weaponry, advanced equipment, and even navy vessels.

Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian sailors who were kidnapped from a container ship off Benin's coast last month have been freed, the Nigerian Navy says.

Watch our new documentary by @globalgreer  and @mishajedi ! When Russia seized Crimea in 2014, the Ukrainian Navy was dealt a devastating blow. 75% of Ukraine's sailors quit or defected. Why did they betray their country? And could the navy ever recover?

Two Ukrainian Navy cutters went to sea last week to finalize seaworthiness trials and to test a new missile system.

Back on these days Mar 14 2014 #Russian  navy blasted own ship in Donuzlav bay to block Ukrainian fleet in #Crimea  #Ukraine  during it seizure Watch now:

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Back on this day Feb 28 2014 #Russianarmy  blocks Ukrainian Navy HQ in #Crimea  and set patrols around the headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy in Sevastopol #Ukraine  Watch video:

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Ukraine has started repairs on its gutted gunboats that were returned by Russia after the Kerch Strait crisis. Ukrainian Navy Commander AdmiralIhor Voronchenko said: "I'm sorry to say this was vulgar behavior by the Russians, the way they stole all that stuff."

Amid questions as to whether Iran accidentally shot down that Ukrainian airliner - killing all 176 aboard - the U.S. has done this as well: In 1988, the U.S. Navy accidentally killed 290 civilians when it shot Iran Air Flight 655. Iran has never forgotten

Russia 'ruined' Ukrainian naval vessels before handing them back, says Ukrainian navy | @RolandOliphant 

Russia removed the toilets from captured Ukrainian navy ships before returning them


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Worrying escalation in the Sea of Azov: Russian naval vessels "carried out openly aggressive actions against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy" today, including "ramming" a Ukrainian tugboat, reports Ukrainian Navy. My August dispatch for important context:

Uh oh. Watch this space. Ukraine's security service & military prosecutor's office say they've detained Russian ship NEYMA in Izmail. This is the ship that blocked Kerch Strait entrance during last year's incident in which Russia attacked Ukrainian navy vessels, arrested sailors.

BREAKING: Ukraine says Russia opens fire on Ukrainian navy ships in Kerch Strait near Crimea, one of them damaged.

Video of Russia's attack on Ukrainian Navy vessels in the Azov Strait. The video was taken and uploaded to the Internet by Russian sailors.

VIDEO: Footage of Russian vessel ramming Ukrainian Navy tug earlier today. - @AvakovArsen 

Reuters: the Ukrainian Navy says one of its small armoured artillery ships has been hit after Russia opened fire in the Black Sea

This is a huge blow to Ukraine's ailing navy. The loss of three vessels, including two armed ones, accounts for about a third of its entire armed fleet. Russia seized several Ukrainian naval vessels when it annexed Crimea in 2014.

Ukrainian Navy Commander Ihor Voronchenko says his crews and vessels near the Kerch Strait are on combat alert and ready for possible assault. This is an intense and I believe unprecedented situation in the waters near the strait and Sea of Azov.

BREAKING: Ukrainian Navy claim that the Russian Navy have fired on, and damaged a Ukrainian 'artillery boat'. More info to come when available.

BREAKING: Ukrainian Navy says three ships (Berdyansk, Nikopol and Yana Kapu) have been captured by Russian Naval forces after coming under fire. 2 sailors reportedly wounded.