Ukraine conflict: The United States refuses to send warships to the Black Sea

The United States of America Two warships were sent into the Black Sea, according to L. Turkey canceled. The first ship to sail against a background of heightened tensions between them Russia And the Ukraine She said from the Turkish diplomatic community that it was scheduled to be sent to the region, and did not arrive as scheduled on Wednesday.

The state-run Anatolia News Agency reported that the dispatch of the second ship, which was supposed to arrive on Thursday, had been notified. About a possible new date for the arrival of the ships was Ankara He was not informed. According to Ankara, the United States announced its plan last week. Washington Not confirmed after sending or rejecting.

According to Ankara, the US ships should remain in the area until the beginning of May. According to the 1936 international agreement, Washington must notify Ankara of the project at least two weeks before sending warships across the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles. The agreement allows foreign warships to stay in the Black Sea for a maximum of three weeks.

U.S. Navy ships are routinely present in the area to support Ukraine. Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and accepted it on its soil after a referendum, which was not recognized by Ukraine and the West.

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