– Russia terminates Black Sea Fleet agreements with Ukraine (ITAR-TASS, April 2, 2014):
MOSCOW, April 02. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on termination of the effect of Russian-Ukrainian treaties on the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the Kremlin press service reported on Wednesday.
“This federal law comes into force from the day of its official publication,” the document runs.
The law holds that the Russian-Ukrainian treaty on parameters of division of the Black Sea Fleet signed on May 28, 1997, the treaty on status and terms of deployment of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine signed on May 28, 1997, the treaty on mutual settlements related with division and stay of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine signed on May 28, 1997 and the so-called Kharkiv agreement on stay of the Russian Black Sea Fleet on the territory of Ukraine signed on April 21, 2010 are denounced.
On March 28, the Russian president has submitted a bill on termination of the effect of these agreements for debates in the State Duma lower house of parliament. On March 31, the bill was unanimously approved by the lower house of parliament and was endorsed by the Federation Council upper house of parliament on April 1.