Lavrov: a real compromise on the Kerch Strait

Lavrov: a real compromise on the Kerch Strait

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov once again declared that a compromise between Russia and Ukraine regarding the distribution of the Kerch Strait is real.

Such statements were made during a meeting in Odessa of the Russian-Ukrainian Subcommittee on International Cooperation.

Kiev and Moscow have already been looking for ways to distribute the Sea of ​​Azov and the Kerch Strait for 15 years, but until recently all negotiations rounds ended with nothing.

Although experts say that under the current Ukrainian government, whose policy is aimed at rapprochement with Russia, a compromise can still be reached, but mostly not in favor of Kiev.

Sergey Lavrov is convinced that the greatest progress is noticeable in the issue of the Sea of ​​Azov. A very real and mutually acceptable compromise regarding the Kerch Strait. "

For many years, Ukraine has declared that the separation in the Kerch Strait should take place along the administrative border of Soviet times between Russia and Ukraine.

Russia, on the other hand, believes that in the Soviet Union, the administrative borders between the Union republics were not drawn along the waters of inland waters. Therefore, Moscow does not recognize the line of state border protection established earlier by the Ukrainian side in these waters.

On the eve of the current meeting in Odessa, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Grishchenko, in an interview with Russian media, said that Kiev and Moscow had already agreed on the main delimitation parameters in the Sea of ​​Azov, and the Kerch-Yenikalsky Canal will be operated jointly in the interests of the two states.

Experts suggest that Moscow did get from Kiev to make concessions, in particular, to abandon the principle of the middle line of distribution of sea areas. This is believed to be beneficial to Russia and not beneficial to Ukraine.

Over the years, Kiev has been striving to demarcate the land border between Ukraine and Russia.

Minister Gryshchenko said in Odessa that work on demarcation is scheduled to begin in the second half of this year.

“We proceed from the fact that in the second half of the year we will be able to begin field work on demarcation,” he said.

However, analysts remind that Russia has repeatedly at negotiations agreed with the position of Ukraine on the need to start demarcation work, and later delayed the process.
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  1. Sergey Yurievich
    Sergey Yurievich 6 June 2011 11: 40 New
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    children's sandbox is not divided ..

    Transmission of the Central Television, “Military Transmission,” with Alexander Sladkov broadcasting the story for the city of Borsk, where enthusiasts carry out tremendous work on the patriotic education of youth.
    the head of the club turned to the generals to single out the decommissioned armored personnel carrier, they only laughed ... for children the equipment? .......... and that these children are burning in this equipment months later in conflicts, they don’t remember .... but they they sell this equipment to private owners, for hunting and fishing for a penny and hand it over for scrap.
    The newspaper ,, Red Star ,, ordered a long life for the people ... except for shame and window dress, there is nothing to print ..... merit power is only the remnants of the Soviet army ....
    villages burn out, people die out, hospitals are reduced, only passable roads are half a year ... why shouldn't the Ministry of Emergencies and an ambulance increase the patency of old-time vehicles? 20% of children are only fit for combat ... the rest are potential disabled people .. and is this the future of Russia?
    where can patriotic feelings come from if the headquarters gene rules the dollar? .............. where is DOSAAF .....
    Roosevelt was right: you don’t need to fight with Russia, it will kill itself ... only not itself, but not a skilled and corrupt leadership ..... it’s disgusting to watch the news ..... and the generals, instead of taking patronage over schools and youth activists, or are lads and fascists on the streets preferable to them?
    pos. Moss Oryol Region (39 years of service to the country since the mural on the Reistag ...)
  2. Oleg
    Oleg 6 June 2011 15: 00 New
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    But it’s impossible to say simpler:
    Boron cheese because of the fairways in the Kerch Strait, which is closer to the Crimean coast;
    if divided equally, then the vessels will pass through Ukrainian territory, for which you can take tanga, or not give the go-ahead for passage (under a plausible excuse to close the Sea of ​​Azov).
    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not want to pass by the old women, and, just in case, they had to fuck against the Russians, supposedly there was a red line under the USSR. The Russians - a clear day - what to pay for ?, and even present a rope with a loop for a neighbor.
    Good little things in the sandbox! Strait common!
    And the article is written by the author.