New Ukraine Leadership Vows to Expel Russian Fleet from Crimea
The new Ukrainian government will look to scrap a 2010 deal, which extends Russia's Black Sea Fleet lease in the Crimea Region until 2042.
The deal, known as the Kharkiv Accords or Kharkiv Pact, was signed by Ukraine's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych and his Russian counterpart at the time Dmitry Medvedev in 2010. It extends Russia's Black Sea Fleet lease in the port city of Sevastopol until 2042, in return for cheaper gas prices.
"Due to Russia's position on Crimea, the Kharkiv agreements should be immediately denounced", Ukrainian Parliament Deputy Oleg Lyashko said, cited by ITAR-TASS agency.
The Crimea region is a contested area in the current Ukrainian crisis. With a majority ethnic Russian population, support for Yanukovych runs high. However, local Crimean Tatars and the Ukrainian population support the new leadership in Kiev. This has led to clashes over the past days in the region's capital Simferopol.
The autonomous Crimean Parliament announced on Thursday it plans to run a referendum for the future of the region.
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democracy in action, right Plevniev?
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Free sandwiches, comrades!
The guy was appointed to lead the Ukranian navy has pledged allegience to the Republic of Crimea.
It is time for countries to recognise Crimea as an independant state.
It is great to see Russia going to the defence of a small state to protect it from facist power grabbers.
well, Sasha, this says it all
‘Any government willing to cooperate with the IMF will be heralded as legitimate’
That expelling is getting harder for Kiev
Ukrainian military 'resigning en masse' in Crimea
Seedy, what would you label the IMF?
It's simple, Yane. Look at the dearest Novinite' prompt: it calls the absolutely illegal scum (which is now under the full control of the "Right Sector" ultra-nationalists) "New Ukraine Leadership"!!!. What can those "true followers" of
Stepan Bandera, of the 14th SS Division "Galichina", what can they do? They can appeal the fascist scum from all over the world to join them in their "struggle" and request NATO for the military assistance.