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Russia ready to discuss termination of Black Sea Fleet treaties with Ukraine government

MOSCOW, March 31. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia is prepared to discuss with Ukrainian government legal and financial issues that may arise over Russia’s likely unilateral denouncement of the Black Sea Fleet treaties, Russian State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said in the State Duma lower house of parliament on Monday.

“We do not rule out that over Russia’s unilateral termination of these treaties, legal, financial and proprietary issues, that will require settlement with Ukraine, may arise most likely,” Karasin said, noting that “we are prepared to discuss these issues with the Ukrainian government."