Russia denies Ukraine's official statement about Black Sea Fleet

14:14, 11 August 2008
Ukraine
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“These are our bases, and we will return there...”

Ships of the Russian Black Sea fleet, deployed to the Georgian coast to take part in “forcing to peace” operation, will return to their base in Sevastopol after the operation is finished, RBC informs. Russian Deputy Chief of General Staff Anatoly Nogovitsyn said this to a press conference in Moscow. “These are our bases, and we will return there”, he stressed.

Commenting on the information in mass media, referring to the statement of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry that Ukraine could bar Russian navy ships from returning to their base in the Crimea because of their deployment to Georgia`s coast, A.Nogovitsyn claimed that Russia has not received any such statement from Ukraine through official channels. According to him, there is an agreement between Ukraine and Russia, which clearly sets out all parameters.

 

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