Putin endorses denouncement of Black Sea Fleet agreements with Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law "On the Denouncement of the Agreements Regarding the Deployment of the Russian Black Sea Fleet on the Ukrainian Territory," the Kremlin press service said on Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law "On the Denouncement of the Agreements Regarding the Deployment of the Russian Black Sea Fleet on the Ukrainian Territory," the Kremlin press service said on Wednesday.

The law was passed by the State Duma on March 31, 2014, and approved by the Federation Council on April 1.

The document repeals the Russian-Ukrainian agreement on parameters of the Black Sea Fleet division, which was signed in Kiev on May 28, 1997, the agreement on the status and terms of the deployment of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine signed in Kiev on May 28, 1997, and the Russian-Ukrainian intergovernmental agreement on mutual settlements connected to the Black Sea Fleet division and the deployment of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine signed in Kiev on May 28, 1997.

In addition, the law repeals the Moscow-Kiev agreement on the deployment of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine, which was signed in Kharkiv on April 21, 2010.

The law takes effect on the day of its official publishing.

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