Russia withdrawing guarantees for safety of navigation in Black Sea


Russia is withdrawing guarantees for the safety of navigation, shutting down the maritime humanitarian corridor in the northwestern Black Sea, the Russian bureau of Report informs referring to the official statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The Russian Foreign Ministry notes that the “Black Sea Initiative” ceases to function from July 18, the joint coordination center in Istanbul will be disbanded: “Russia is restoring the regime of a temporarily dangerous area in the northwestern Black Sea.”

The message says that in the conditions of non-fulfillment of the conditions of the Istanbul agreements, “the continuation of the initiative, which has not justified its humanitarian purpose, loses its meaning.” “Only upon receipt of concrete results, and not promises and assurances, will Russia be ready to consider restoring the deal,” the statement reads.