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The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for December 2021

05 January 2022
From December 2018 to December 2020, due to the threat of the "Azov package" of international sanctions against Russian ports on the Sea of Azov, there was a slight decrease in the average duration of artificial delays of ships at the exit from the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea: in 2018 − 79.5 hours; in 2019 − up to 37.4 hours; in 2020 − 29.6 hours per vessel. In 2021, this figure has increased significantly to 39.8 hours per vessel and already exceeded those for 2019 and 2020.
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International Security Risks in the Azov-Black Sea Region in November-December 2021

20 December 2021
Russia is continuing to prepare for war. Increased obstruction of traffic in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov has been recorded. The possibility of military action on the Ukrainian coast of the Sea of Azov, in particular airborne assault and amphibious operations, cannot be ruled out. The risk of Russian aggression will increase during the winter holidays and the Winter Olympics in China. The almost continuous presence in the Black Sea of powerful NATO missile ships is an effective deterrent to the aggressor.
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Maritime Security of Ukraine. A Reference Work. (15) Necessary Legal Measures Ukraine Should Take

19 December 2021
On 7 December 2021, the interdepartmental working group of the National Security and Defenсe Council of Ukraine completed work on the draft Maritime Security Strategy of Ukraine. The strategy was developed taking into account the proposals that had been repeatedly covered by BlackSeaNews. Therefore, the editors have decided to create a concise and clear reference work based on the contributions from our authors, which looks at the terminology and problems related to maritime security and provides expert explanations.
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Maritime Security of Ukraine. A Reference Work. (14) Threats of Maritime Formats Involving the Russian Federation

19 December 2021
On 7 December 2021, the interdepartmental working group of the National Security and Defenсe Council of Ukraine completed work on the draft Maritime Security Strategy of Ukraine. The strategy was developed taking into account the proposals that had been repeatedly covered by BlackSeaNews. Therefore, the editors have decided to create a concise and clear reference work based on the contributions from our authors, which looks at the terminology and problems related to maritime security and provides expert explanations.
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Maritime Security of Ukraine. A Reference Work. (13) The Prohibition Against Vessels and Ships Entering the 12-Mile Zone of the Crimean Peninsula

19 December 2021
On 7 December 2021, the interdepartmental working group of the National Security and Defenсe Council of Ukraine completed work on the draft Maritime Security Strategy of Ukraine. The strategy was developed taking into account the proposals that had been repeatedly covered by BlackSeaNews. Therefore, the editors have decided to create a concise and clear reference work based on the contributions from our authors, which looks at the terminology and problems related to maritime security and provides expert explanations.
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Maritime Security of Ukraine. A Reference Work. (12) The Legal Aspects of Hydrocarbon Extraction in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Ukraine

19 December 2021
On 7 December 2021, the interdepartmental working group of the National Security and Defenсe Council of Ukraine completed work on the draft Maritime Security Strategy of Ukraine. The strategy was developed taking into account the proposals that had been repeatedly covered by BlackSeaNews. Therefore, the editors have decided to create a concise and clear reference work based on the contributions from our authors, which looks at the terminology and problems related to maritime security and provides expert explanations.
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Maritime Security of Ukraine. A Reference Work. (11) Foreign Military Exercises in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Ukraine

18 December 2021
On 7 December 2021, the interdepartmental working group of the National Security and Defenсe Council of Ukraine completed work on the draft Maritime Security Strategy of Ukraine. The strategy was developed taking into account the proposals that had been repeatedly covered by BlackSeaNews. Therefore, the editors have decided to create a concise and clear reference work based on the contributions from our authors, which looks at the terminology and problems related to maritime security and provides expert explanations.
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Maritime Security of Ukraine. A Reference Work. (10) What Mandatory Procedure for the Delimitation of the Maritime Border Between Ukraine and Russia Can Be Adopted

17 December 2021
On 7 December 2021, the interdepartmental working group of the National Security and Defenсe Council of Ukraine completed work on the draft Maritime Security Strategy of Ukraine. The strategy was developed taking into account the proposals that had been repeatedly covered by BlackSeaNews. Therefore, the editors have decided to create a concise and clear reference work based on the contributions from our authors, which looks at the terminology and problems related to maritime security and provides expert explanations.
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Maritime Security of Ukraine. A Reference Work. (9) The Delimitation of the Sea of ​​Azov and the Kerch Strait According to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

16 December 2021
On 7 December 2021, the interdepartmental working group of the National Security and Defenсe Council of Ukraine completed work on the draft Maritime Security Strategy of Ukraine. The strategy was developed taking into account the proposals that had been repeatedly covered by BlackSeaNews. Therefore, the editors have decided to create a concise and clear reference work based on the contributions from our authors, which looks at the terminology and problems related to maritime security and provides expert explanations.
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Closure of the Azov-Black Sea Region in November-December 2021

16 December 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies and BlackSeaNews reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea and Azov Sea in November-December, 2021.
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Maritime Security of Ukraine. A Reference Work. (8) The Tuzla Island Conflict and the Agreement Under Duress

15 December 2021
On 7 December 2021, the interdepartmental working group of the National Security and Defenсe Council of Ukraine completed work on the draft Maritime Security Strategy of Ukraine. The strategy was developed taking into account the proposals that had been repeatedly covered by BlackSeaNews. Therefore, the editors have decided to create a concise and clear reference work based on the contributions from our authors, which looks at the terminology and problems related to maritime security and provides expert explanations.
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The Presence of NATO Non-Black Sea States’ Warships in the Black Sea in November-December 2021

14 December 2021
The Monitoring Group reports that in November-December 2021, five ships of non-Black Sea NATO countries were present in the Black Sea – four of them from the U.S. Sixth Fleet and one belongs to the French Navy.
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Maritime Security of Ukraine. A Reference Work. (7) "Internal Waters" and Borders in the Sea of ​​Azov and the Kerch Strait

14 December 2021
On 7 December 2021, the interdepartmental working group of the National Security and Defenсe Council of Ukraine completed work on the draft Maritime Security Strategy of Ukraine. The strategy was developed taking into account the proposals that had been repeatedly covered by BlackSeaNews. Therefore, the editors have decided to create a concise and clear reference work based on the contributions from our authors, which looks at the terminology and problems related to maritime security and provides expert explanations.
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Maritime Security of Ukraine. A Reference Work. (6) "Historical Waters" of the Sea of ​​Azov and the Kerch Strait

13 December 2021
On 7 December 2021, the interdepartmental working group of the National Security and Defenсe Council of Ukraine completed work on the draft Maritime Security Strategy of Ukraine. The strategy was developed taking into account the proposals that had been repeatedly covered by BlackSeaNews. Therefore, the editors have decided to create a concise and clear reference work based on the contributions from our authors, which looks at the terminology and problems related to maritime security and provides expert explanations.
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The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for November 2021

12 December 2021
From December 2018 to December 2020, due to the threat of the "Azov package" of international sanctions against Russian ports on the Sea of Azov, there was a slight decrease in the average duration of artificial delays of ships at the exit from the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea: in 2018 − 79.5 hours; in 2019 − up to 37.4 hours; in 2020 − 29.6 hours per vessel. However, over the first 11 months of 2021, this figure has increased significantly to 39.4 hours per vessel and already exceeded those for 2019 and 2020...