Latest "Black Sea" stories
US, Russia ratchet up their rhetoric over downing of drone
The Kremlin said Moscow would try to recover the wreckage of the drone from the Black Sea.
US holds fire on reports of Turkey’s second S-400 shipment
The U.S. warned against further engagement with Russia’s defense sector amid reports Turkey will move forward with a second S-400 batch.
By Bryant Harris, Joe Gould and Burak Ege Bekdil
Moscow won’t invade Ukraine — unless provoked: Russian envoy
Russia has cast its weight behind a separatist insurgency in Ukraine’s east that erupted shortly after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and has caused more than 14,000 deaths.
By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press