Russia, Ukraine Prepare Two Black Sea Fleet​ Agreements


Working on normative legal documents regulating stable functioning of Russian Black Sea Fleet​ (BSF) in Crimea, the parties have prepared two agreements, said Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdiukov on Oct 19 summarizing negotiations with his Ukrainian counterpart Mikhail Yezhel.

“We would like the work on documents related to Black Sea Fleet to go on faster. Some issues have not been settled so far, in particular, replacement of worn-out warships and equipment. We’re not going to increase number of stationed ships but to replace them with new ones within agreed limits”, Serdiukov said.

Source: rusnavy, October 21, 2011