The US destroyer "Ross" and the French frigate "Comandante Birot" will enter the Black Sea on 3 September, reported RIA Novosti with reference to the military-diplomatic source.
Currently only one NATO ship – the French intelligence vessel "Dupuy de Lome" is stationed in the region and will leave the waters on 5 September. Earlier an American cruiser "Vella Gulf” was also stationed in the Black Sea waters, which left for the Mediterranean on 26 August.
According to the Montreux Convention, warships of non-Black Sea states may stay in the Black Sea region for no longer than 21 days. The total tonnage of such vessels shall not exceed 30 thousand tons.
Material has been prepared by the Centre of Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from « Lenta.ru» of 26 08 2014
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.
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