Partition Treaty on the Status and Conditions of the Black Sea Fleet

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Partition Treaty on the Black Sea Fleet
Partition Treaty on the Status and Conditions of the Black Sea Fleet
Signed May 28, 1997; 19 years ago (1997-05-28)
Effective July 12, 1999; 17 years ago (1999-07-12)
Signatories
Languages Russian, Ukrainian[1]
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The Partition Treaty on the Status and Conditions of the Black Sea Fleet was a treaty signed between Russia and Ukraine on 28 May 1997 whereby the two countries established two independent national fleets, and divided armaments and bases between them.[2][3] Under the treaty, the Black Sea Fleet that was located in the Crimean peninsula at the time, was partitioned between Russia (81.7%) and Ukraine (18.3%), with Russia maintaining the right to use the Port of Sevastopol in Ukraine for 20 years until 2017.[4] The treaty also allowed Russia to maintain up to 25,000 troops, 24 artillery systems, 132 armored vehicles, and 22 military planes on the Crimean peninsula.[citation needed]

On 28 March 2014, amidst the 2014 Crimean crisis and one week after the (disputed) accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation (including the city of Sevastopol),[5] Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted proposals to the State Duma on terminating the legal effect of number of Russia-Ukraine agreements including denouncing the Partition Treaty on the Status and Conditions of the Black Sea Fleet and the 2010 Kharkiv Pact treaty.[6] The State Duma approved the denunciation of these Russian-Ukrainian agreements unanimously by 433 members of parliament on 31 March 2014.[7]

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  1. ^ Russian: Соглашение между Российской Федерацией и Украиной о статусе и условиях пребывания Черноморского флота Российской Федерации на территории Украины; Ukrainian: Угода між Україною і Російською Федерацією про статус та умови перебування Чорноморського флоту Російської Федерації на території України
  2. ^ "UK's response to the situation in Ukraine - Oral statements to Parliament". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  3. ^ Subtelny, Orest (2000). Ukraine: A History. University of Toronto Press. p. 600. ISBN 0-8020-8390-0. 
  4. ^ Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law, p. 431 ISBN 9780199699698
  5. ^ Ukraine: Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov named interim president, BBC News (23 February 2014)
    Ukraine protests timeline, BBC News (23 February 2014)
  6. ^ Putin submits proposals on denouncing some Russia-Ukraine agreements on Black Sea Fleet, ITAR-TASS (29 March 2014)
  7. ^ State Duma approves denunciation of Russian-Ukrainian agreements on Black Sea Fleet, ITAR-TASS (31 March 2014)

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