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No Russian fleet in Ukraine beyond 2017: PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Wednesday ruled out Russia's Black Sea fleet staying in Ukraine after its lease ends in 2017, a day after Moscow voiced interest in keeping it there longer.

Asked whether Ukraine would consider extending the Russian fleet's lease on the port of Sevastopol, Tymoshenko said: "We need to maintain this agreement until 2017 and then we need to make Ukraine a zone free of any military bases."

Moscow has been angered by Ukrainian demands that it quickly relocate the historic fleet founded by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great at Sevastopol in the mid-18th century.

The dispute has been aggravated by Ukrainian moves to join NATO, prompting some Western politicians to predict it could spark a new crisis in a region destabilized by Russia's incursion last month into Georgia.

Ukraine infuriated Moscow during that conflict by imposing rest


Added: Sep-24-2008 
By: mitzapampon
Tags: russia, fleet, ukraine
Location: Kiev, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine (load item map)
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  • The leadership of the Russian Federation can be accused of being many things, stupid is not one of them. I don't think they want to run their economy in to the ground by scrapping with any of their cousins. Ukraine is NOT Georgia, they have a large and modern military that is well equipped and trained. I think the matter will be peacefully resolved between the two nations without any input from the west.

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  • russia has nothing !

    Tršumt weiter ihr Spinner die russen sind am Arsch !

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  • Last time I heard, Friz an der Odiferous, Germany is shitting itself that we are leaving. They want the money, you know. I think we go to Poland because they have better sausages, great beer and juicier women than the germans.

    Go live in Ost Deutschland. Get on welfare and bitch up a storm at the stammtisch.

    Oh fvck you.

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  • the cubians shold also kick out the american base at guantanomo because of the illegal tortures.

    fck americans.

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  • This babe even looks like a Scythian Princess of old.
    She's got their fire in her belly, too, apparently.

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    • @michael567 : She is a Jew.¬† Daddy was Mr. Kapitelmann.
      She looks like a dog not a Scythian Princess.  You were just fooled by Star Wars and that other JAP Princess Leah.

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