Why Kiev is preparing a review of borders on the Black Sea

Having no opportunity to oppose Russia on the Azov and Black Seas by force, Ukraine may try to do so through an international court. To this end, Kiev proposes to attract Tbilisi in order to jointly “push” the Russian sea border away.

How adequate is this idea?

Someone Bogdan Ustimenko, an ex-official in the Ukrainian State Hydrography, suggested re-reviewing the maritime borders with Russia through the “consultation” procedure:

We will have more chances to show the world community what is happening directly on the Black Sea, and how grossly violates our rights, and at the same time it will allow us to achieve more success in international instances, because the consultation process is actually under the auspices of the UN.

As an alliance, the Independent Hydrograph calls for Georgia to be attracted, the sea border with which our country has also not been completely settled. Ustimenko cited East Timor as a successful example, which managed to force Australia to delimit the state border several years ago. At first glance, it sounds menacing, given that judicial practice in international instances in recent years has often evolved not in Russia's favor. However, it is necessary to separate flies and meatballs again.

On the one handAll these territorial disputes were caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The problems of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Donbass and Crimea are direct echoes of those sad events. In the past few decades, Moscow has tried to resolve the issue of the maritime border with its neighbors, but this was not an easy task, since on the Black Sea, which has the closed status, coastal states have their own national interests. This is not only Russia, Ukraine and Georgia, but also Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania. A final compromise is required for the final determination of the international legal status of the Black Sea.

On the other hand, with this there are big problems. After 2008, Moscow’s relations with Tbilisi sharply deteriorated, and after 2014, with Kiev. In the case of Independence, the status of Crimea complicated everything. According to our legislation, it is Russian, according to international law - Ukrainian. Therefore, in principle, it will not be possible to agree on what to measure the sea border from.

Next, we should mention the so-called “consultation”, which Mr. Ustimenko relies on so much. It is clear that the hydrograph is not a lawyer, and he is not aware that this very consultation is an informal, confidential and voluntary procedure. That is, no one can “expose” Russia to her without her own consent. By the way, there was also no consultation with East Timor and Australia, and there was a quite ordinary arbitration. In general, the Ukrainian official has done a lot of things.

If we talk about the need to determine the status of the Black Sea, then this is beyond any doubt. Constantly arises, for example, the problem of poaching and detention of sailors. But we have to admit that this complex geopolitical question will stumble on the fundamental issue of the Crimea’s affiliation.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 9 May 2020 14: 29
    Under Kuchman (the Ukrainian-Bulgarian village of Giurgiulesti, short-sightedly given to Moldova for a piece of the local highway and soon became a successful Moldavian International Free port on the Danube, a competitor that took away the cargo turnover of the Ukrainian Danube ports!) and Yushchenko (practically voluntarily, mediocrely given by the "euronatopatriots" of the supposedly future "allied" shelf off Zmeiny Island) there was already an unsuccessful experience of "consiliation" of the Ukrainian borders with Moldova and Romania.

    Apparently, the wretched (mindfully !!!) Seluk (greedy and lazy goons - slaves who have become the "lords" of the ukrochinovniki) believe that the same degenerates rule in Moscow as they do in Kiev ??? winked
  2. Valery Valeriev Offline Valery Valeriev
    Valery Valeriev (Valery Valeriev) 9 May 2020 15: 55
    Morons really assured themselves that the Internet will make them if not smart, then decent for sure. Miserable (for some reason, I think, our writers are from the liberals), they undertook to predict, so take the trouble to at least see who has what material base. I understand that you are addressing your nonsense with an Internet riffraff, but here people are different ....
  3. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 9 May 2020 17: 38
    Russia may declare that it does not recognize any decisions of third countries, it remains only to wipe itself off regarding its borders and ukroshumera. I remember that the United States did not recognize the decisions of foreign courts regarding its actions ... and a number of states unilaterally established the size of their maritime borders and nothing, everyone swallowed, including the United States!
  4. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 9 May 2020 18: 32
    Mr. President, you better give the Poles the eastern armchairs, along with Lemberg and all Galicia, and then you won’t be scared of any sneeze.
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 10 May 2020 07: 17
      Only Poland does not present any official claims to the "East Kresy" and to the "Lembergs".
      1. Valentine Offline Valentine
        Valentine (Valentin) 10 May 2020 07: 50
        Since 1991, the beginning of the "independence" of Ukraine, the Poles have prepared documents for the restitution of their former property in Nenka, and about 300 thousand people are claiming this according to European laws. Remember the Baltics, where the land and houses and businesses that survived after 1939 were returned to their former owners, and the tenants were simply thrown out into the street, and Vija Artmane is an example of this.
        1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 10 May 2020 09: 00
          You can procure anything you want, but the fact is that from the same 1991 to today, no official claims are made to Ukraine on Ukrainian territories by Poland. Moreover, in this case, the example of the Baltic states is irrelevant - there the restitution law was adopted by the Baltic governments themselves. In Ukraine, nothing of the kind was accepted.
          1. Valentine Offline Valentine
            Valentine (Valentin) 10 May 2020 09: 48
            Upon joining the European Union, the law on restitution is mandatory for everyone, so if Ukraine is attached to it by some place, then there will be a complete dribbling of Western women, and a special body has already been created in Poland to carry out restitution, as the Polish press reported.
            1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
              Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 10 May 2020 12: 04
              Again, you can create any number of bodies privately, however, representatives of the Polish establishment have not yet voiced a single territorial claim against Ukraine. Well, about the European Union, so say yourself that you can’t see it in Ukraine as your own ears. In addition, it didn’t speak about possible restitution, but about the “Oriental armchairs” that Poland supposedly wants to annex to itself.
  5. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 9 May 2020 22: 16
    They wouldn’t make everyone in Ukraine talk about mov, if it were still whole and indivisible. They do not want to talk in the Crimea on the Move.
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 10 May 2020 07: 24
      How am I, not knowing this, just before the pandemic, I traveled to Ukraine and talked nothing in the streets in Russian, talked to local people in shops, etc. and there was nothing for me ... Probably very lucky ...
  6. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 10 May 2020 04: 58
    Well, you attacked the wretched, let him dream.
  7. Smirnoff Offline Smirnoff
    Smirnoff (Victor) 10 May 2020 08: 13
    All American provocations of Ukrainian puppets against Russia are doomed to failure.
    To Americans from the "dead" donkey and elephant EARS, not the Russian borders.
    The United States tore Ukraine into democratic tears !!!
  8. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 19 May 2020 08: 32
    It seems that Kiev has gone too far. If we do not show that we have our own interests in this region, then this will continue. Cut off the Crimea from the water - swallowed. Of course, there will be a reaction from the West. But sometimes the edge of a foul is necessary.
  9. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 12 June 2020 23: 02
    The Ukrainian Navy tanker decayed and sank right at the pier, on the parking spot, and they puff out their cheeks and try to create a threat to the Russian Federation ... Go scare the Romanians, even them, looking at you, will be funny, not scary ... Many states unilaterally increased the size of its territorial waters and even the United States is silent ... and they threaten Russia ...