The Battle To Clear The Black Sea Of Mines


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(ABC News) A Panama-flagged cargo ship, en route to a Ukrainian port, hit a Russian mine in the Black Sea, the second incident in a month. The Black Sea, a war zone since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, poses threats with mines and attacks. Turkey, Romania, and Bulgaria announced a joint force to clear sea mines, addressing dangers to shipping routes and Ukraine's grain exports.

The three countries will deploy minesweepers and minehunters, aiming for a peaceful initiative. Russia's increased mining activities in the Black Sea have impacted shipping. Washington's recalibrated strategy emphasizes regional security and freedom of navigation. Russia's actions raise concerns about potential revanchist plans.

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Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Last Updated: Monday, January 15, 2024

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