Under a crucial deal, the centre in the Turkish metropolis will carry out joint inspections at the entrances and exits of harbors, and ensure the safety of sea routes.
Kiev says Russian missiles have killed at least 21 people in a coastal town near the port city of Odessa and also accuses Moscow of using phosphorus munitions on Snake Island on the 128th day of fighting.
While the Ukrainian defence has disrupted Moscow’s plans, it does not guarantee a return to the status quo ante.
Russia launches its full-scale offensive to take control of Ukraine's east, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announces, while bombarding Lviv and numerous other cities on the 54th day of fighting.
Moscow has already sent troops to eastern Ukraine. But keeping eastern Ukraine might not be enough for Vladimir Putin. Here are possible Russian invasion scenarios.
The fire in the port city of Odessa led authorities to launch a country-wide inspection of safety regulations in holiday resorts and hotels in the country.
After intense debate, 276 Ukrainian lawmakers voted in favour of President Petro Poroshenko's request for martial law. Meanwhile, US and NATO call on Russia to free detained Ukrainian vessels and crew.
Supporters of former Georgian president-turned-Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili march in the centre of Kiev one week after he was deported to Poland.
Former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili steps down claiming Ukraine's President Poroshenko supports clans.
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