Tensions between Russia and Ukraine continue to escalate as Russian military activity in the Black Sea region increases.

The Ukrainian Naval Forces have reported on the presence of Russian warships in the Black Sea.

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These include four Kalibr-type missile carriers armed with a total of 24 cruise missiles.

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The Russian Navy is also said to be maintaining control of maritime communications in the Sea of Azov, with one warship remaining combat ready.

In the Mediterranean Sea, there are nine Russian warships, including five Kalibr-type cruise missile carriers with a total volley of 72 missiles.

The Kerch-Yenikale Canal has seen 33 vessels sail into the Sea of Azov and 29 vessels enter the Black Sea in the past day.

Four of the vessels that entered the Sea of Azov came from the Bosphorus Strait, while seven vessels headed towards the Bosphorus Strait after entering the Black Sea.

The Ukrainian Naval Forces accuse Russia of violating the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea by turning off AIS on civilian vessels in the Sea of Azov.

The statement regarding the presence of Russian warships was made by the Ukrainian Naval Forces on Telegram.