Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 213

A sticking point in the five-year talks between Russia and Ukraine over the division of the former Soviet Black Sea Fleet remains the bases — or more precisely — one base: the historic naval stronghold of Sevastopol. Ukrainian first deputy prime minister Vasily Durdinets said yesterday that this was the "overriding issue. A definition of separate bases should be worked out again." (Interfax-Ukraine, November 12)

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