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The U.N.-chartered vessel MV Valsamitis is loaded to deliver 25,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat to Kenya and 5,000 tons to Ethiopia. It is pictured at the Black Sea port of Chornomorsk in February. Oleksandr Gimanov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In a screen grab of a video clip released by the U.S. Defense Department's European Command, a Russian Su-27 fighter jet flies near a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone, spraying it with what appears to be jet fuel, on Mar. 14 over the Black Sea. Handout/US Defense Department European C hide caption

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A Russian Su-27 fighter jet releases fuel as it approaches the rear of a U.S. Air Force MQ-9, in what the Pentagon says was "an unsafe and unprofessional intercept" over the Black Sea. U.S. European Command video / Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The U.S. military releases footage of Black Sea drone crash with Russian jet

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Ukrainian Emergency Service rescuers work on a building damaged by shelling in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on Tuesday. The attack happened hours before a Russian fighter jet collided with a U.S. drone over the Black Sea. Roman Chop/AP hide caption

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban shakes hands with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen smiles at the Cotroceni presidential palace in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Vadim Ghirda/AP hide caption

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A T-shirt, worn at a Berlin rally this month to support European aid to Ukraine, celebrates the Ukrainian soldiers on Snake Island who refused to surrender to Russian naval forces. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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FILE - In this photo provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, Russian missile cruiser Moskva is on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea near the Syrian coast on Dec. 17, 2015. AP hide caption

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Russia is sending a new division of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems to Crimea, in a new sign of heightened tensions. Here, one of the systems is carried during the Victory Day military parade Russia held in May. Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project says the intact shipwreck was discovered at a depth of more than 1 mile, where the scarcity of oxygen helped preserve the ancient vessel. Black Sea MAP/EEF Expeditions hide caption

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Russian police patrol the shores along the Black Sea at Sochi on Monday, one day after a Russian military plane crashed into the sea. An extensive search effort has revealed no sign of survivors among the 92 on board. Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia recently introduced a new frigate, the Admiral Grigorovich, and invited journalists on board at the Russian base in Sevastopol, Crimea. While the Russians have had a naval base in Sevastopol since the 18th century, Russia's seizure of the entire Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 has heightened tensions with NATO. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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The View From A Russian Frigate In Crimea

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Hazelnuts, in all their glory. Ingrid Taylar/Flickr hide caption

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Thanks To Nutella, The World Needs More Hazelnuts

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