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Kiev called defeat the contract of 2003 with Russia across the Sea of Azov - RIA Novosti, 9/8/2018


View of the Mariupol seaport on the Sea of Azov, Ukraine
MOSCOW, 8 Sep — RIA Novosti. Signing of the agreement with Russia on cooperation in the Sea of Azov in 2003 became for Ukraine formal defeat. About it in joint article for the Zerkalo Nedeli edition the Deputy Foreign Minister concerning European integration Elena Zerkal and the adviser to the minister Taras Качка.© RIA Novosti / Boris Babanov have written to Pass into an image bank Ukraine doesn't intend to break off the agreement with Russia about Azov article moreavtor in general have estimated the contract as failure for Ukraine and have focused attention on point determining the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait by internal waters of Russia and Ukraine. They claim that Moscow "has achieved the after outright threat of force" during the conflict around ownership of Tuzla Island in the Kerch Strait. Whether "It was defeat of Ukraine? Formally — yes" — it is noted in material. According to Rolling and Zerkal, Russia concluded this agreement that "to leave everything as was at the time of the Soviet Union". At the same time, the Ukrainian diplomats consider, the concept of internal waters of hasn't realized. Freedom of navigation of the Russian and Ukrainian vessels in all water area of the Sea of Azov remains the only working her element, they emphasize. "All other sovereign rights remained individual, and each party realized them in the part of Azov. And the Convention of the UN on marine law was international legal base for realization of these rights. That is "internal waters of two states" and the general sovereignty of two states in the water area of the Sea of Azov never per se was" — it is said in article. The contract on cooperation in the Sea of Azov has been signed by Presidents of Russia and Ukraine Vladimir Putin and Leonid Kuchma in December, 2003. The document contains five articles. Besides the mentioned provision on the status of waters, it is said there that the Sea of Azov is differentiated by the line of frontier, the freedom of navigation of merchant, military and state ships under flags of Russia and Ukraine is approved, pass of the ships of the third countries by the invitation or permission of one of the parties is allowed and also it is emphasized that disputes between the parties are solved by consultations and negotiations between them. © AFP 2018/Alexander Khudoteply "Sea Terrorism": who is right in the Sea of Azov and at what here Ssharaney Elena Zerkal has said that Kiev isn't going neither to break off, nor to prolong operation of this agreement. Ukraine accuses Russia of blocking of calling of vessels which follow to the Ukrainian ports through the Kerch Strait because of what vessels stand idle, and their owners sustain losses. At the same time there are no claims to the Russian frontier guards in observance of protocols of survey of these vessels. The Crimean Border Service of FSB reported that all inspections are carried out according to the international marine law, remarks from shipowners didn't arrive.

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