Aggression: what Russia violated in Crimea

Voices of Ukraine

Associate Professor of the Kyiv Institute of International Relations (KIMO), Mykola Gnatovsky, explains which legal norms have been violated by Russia in Ukraine.

02.03.2014 02:36
Translated by Natalia

The grounds upon which the Russian Black Sea Fleet (BSF) is stationed in Ukraine is regulated by several agreements. Base locations are defined in Articles 2 and 3 of the Ukraine-Russia Agreement on the Parameters of the Black Sea Fleet Division of 1997 and are further detailed in Addendum 2 and 3 of this Agreement.

Articles 6, 8 and 12 of the Agreement on the Status and Conditions of Stationing of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation in Ukraine define the order of movement of vehicles outside the BSF stations and  organisation of exercises. These Articles envision the need for obtaining the coordinated agreement of Ukraine for these actions. However, the order of obtaining an agreement has…

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