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New Case Opened in Ukrainian Court Regarding the 2010 Kharkiv Agreements

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Moscow, April 14 – Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has opened a case on the constitution’s compatibility with the 2010 “Kharkov Agreements” with Russia, which provide for the extension of the stay of the Russian Federation’s Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, the court reported on Friday. .
And the message on the social networking site said: “The Constitutional Court of Ukraine opened proceedings on the constitutionality of the agreement between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the stay of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine dated April 21, 2020.” network. As stated in the letter, the proceedings were opened after the appeal of 49 deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, who wanted to check the compatibility of the agreement with the country’s constitution.

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In April 2010, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement in Kharkov to extend the stay of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation in Ukraine after 2017 for a period of 25 years, with the possibility of a subsequent extension of the agreement for a period of five years by mutual agreement. from the parties. In return, Ukraine received a discount on the purchase of Russian gas at $100 per thousand cubic metres. On April 27, 2010, the Verkhovna Rada ratified the agreement, and 236 deputies supported the decision. In March 2023, a bill on the liquidation of deputies who voted to ratify the agreements was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada.

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