Ultima Thule

In ancient times the northernmost region of the habitable world - hence, any distant, unknown or mysterious land.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Ukraine may not renew Russia's lease on it's naval base at Sevastopol

By Aussiegirl

According to Kommersant:

"Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko announced yesterday that the status of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol needed to be reconsidered. Two days earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Boris Tarasyuk put it more plainly. He said the period of the Russian fleet's stay in Sevastopol, which under the agreements, lasts only until 2017, would not be extended. Kiev is in a hurry to get rid of the Russian bases, because they are an obstacle to Ukraine's accession to NATO and the EU. Yushchenko proclaimed a policy for joining these organizations during the election campaign. "


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