Daily Archives: May 2, 2018

UK | NATO increases military presence in Black Sea region

On May 1 the ships of the 2nd permanent naval group of NATO entered the Black Sea.
The flagship of the group is the British missile destroyer HMS Duncan (D37). In addition, the group includes the frigates of the Spanish Navy SPS Victoria (F82), the Turkish Navy TCG Gemlik (F492), the German Navy FGS Bayern (F217), and several smaller ships.
In the Black Sea, new members joined the group – the Romanian frigate ROS Regele Ferdinand and the Bulgarian BGS Drazki.

Iraq communists march on May Day, look to election

Hundreds of Iraqi communists marched in Baghdad for May Day, confident their joint list with Shia leader Muqtada Sadr can win elections held later this month.

USA | An Open Letter to the governments of the United States, Ukraine & Odessa regarding the upcoming events in Odessa on May 2, 2018

The Odessa Solidarity Campaign is calling on the federal governments of Ukraine and the United States and the city government of Odessa to ensure that the civic rights of those attending the upcoming May 2 memorial in Odessa are respected, including the delegations of international monitors who will be present on that day.