Two Ukrainian Navy cutters went to sea last week to finalize seaworthiness trials and to test a new missile system.
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."
Russia removed the toilets from captured Ukrainian navy ships before returning them
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.
Reuters: the Ukrainian Navy says one of its small armoured artillery ships has been hit after Russia opened fire in the Black Sea