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News ID: 51422
Publish Date: 21:40 - 17 April 2021
Saturday, 17 April 2021 (YJC)_ as Moscow beefs up its naval presence at a time of tense relations with the West and Ukraine, Two Russian warships transited to the Black Sea.

Russia beefs up warship presence in Black Sea amid tensions with UkraineTwo Russian warships transited the Bosphorus en route to the Black Sea on Saturday and 15 smaller vessels completed a transfer to the sea as Moscow beefs up its naval presence at a time of tense relations with the West and Ukraine.

The reinforcement coincides with a huge build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine, something Moscow calls a temporary defensive exercise, and follows an escalation in fighting in eastern Ukraine between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces.

Russia's relations with Washington, which cancelled the deployment of two of its own warships to the Black Sea last week after fierce Russian protests, are at a post-Cold war low.

Moscow expelled 10 U.S. diplomats on Friday in retaliation for the expulsion of the same number of Russian diplomats from the United States over alleged malign activity.

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