Freedom of Navigation Monitoring

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Closure of the Black Sea in July, 2021

05 August 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in July, 2021.
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The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for June 2021

12 July 2021
In June 2021, the average duration of artificial delays of vessels going from the Black Sea to the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Mariupol and Berdiansk, by the RF was 13.5 hours, vessels carrying exports from Mariupol and Berdiansk were delayed at the exit from the Sea of Azov by the Russian Federation for an average of 21.7 hours.
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Closure of the Black Sea in June, 2021

05 July 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in June, 2021.
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The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for May 2020

14 June 2021
In May 2021, the average duration of artificial delays of vessels going from the Black Sea to the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Mariupol and Berdiansk, by the RF was 15.4 hours, vessels carrying exports from Mariupol and Berdiansk were delayed at the exit from the Sea of Azov by the Russian Federation for an average of 28.3 hours.
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Closure of the Black Sea in May, 2021

12 June 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in May, 2021.
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Closure of the Black Sea in April, 2021

20 May 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in April, 2021.
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The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for January-April 2021

15 May 2021
In April 2021, the average duration of artificial delays of vessels going from the Black Sea to the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Mariupol and Berdiansk, by the RF was 20.9 hours, in March 2021 - 14,3 hours, in February 2021 – 21,2 hours, in January - 54 hours. In April 2021, vessels carrying exports from Mariupol and Berdiansk were delayed at the exit from the Sea of Azov by the Russian Federation for an average of 70 hours, in March 2021 - 41,8 hours, in February 2021 – 54,1 hours, in January - 44,5 hours.
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Closure of the Black Sea in March, 2021

20 April 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in March, 2021.
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The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for January-March 2021

13 April 2021
In January 2021, the average duration of artificial delays of vessels going from the Black Sea to the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Mariupol and Berdiansk, by the RF was 54 hours, in February 2021 – 21,2 hours, in March 2021 - 14,3 hours. In January 2021, vessels carrying exports from Mariupol and Berdiansk were delayed at the exit from the Sea of Azov by the Russian Federation for an average of 44,5 hours, in February 2021 – 54,1 hours, in March 2021 - 41,8 hours.
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The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for January and February 2021

24 March 2021
In January 2021, the average duration of artificial delays of vessels going from the Black Sea to the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Mariupol and Berdiansk, by the RF was 54 hours., in February 2021 – 21,2 hours. In January 2021, vessels carrying exports from Mariupol and Berdiansk were delayed at the exit from the Sea of Azov by the Russian Federation for an average of 44,5 hours, in February 2021 – 54,1 hours.
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Closure of the Black Sea in February, 2021

11 March 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in February, 2021.
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The obstruction of maritime traffic in the Sea of Azov. The results of the monitoring of the intentional delays of vessels in the Kerch Strait for 2020

24 February 2021
In 2020, the average duration of the intentional delays by the RF of vessels en route to the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of ​​Azov – Mariupol and Berdiansk – was 23.5 hours (the yearly average for 2019 was 29.9 hours). In 2020, the average duration of the intentional delays by the RF of vessels going from Mariupol and Berdiansk at the exit from the Sea of Azov was 29.6 hours (the yearly average for 2019 was 37.4 hours). This decrease is explained by a significant reduction in the delay time in April, May, and June 2020.
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Closure of the Black Sea in January, 2021

05 February 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in January, 2021.
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Closure of the Black Sea in December, 2020

08 January 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in December, 2020.
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The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for November 2020

15 December 2020
In November 2020, the average duration of artificial delays of vessels going from the Black Sea to the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Mariupol and Berdiansk, by the RF was 29,4 hours, vessels carrying exports from Mariupol and Berdiansk were delayed at the exit from the Sea of Azov by the Russian Federation for an average of 35 hours.