Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it is impossible to end the implementation of the Maritime Convention in the Arctic 08:14

Maxim Musikhin, head of the legal department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that Russia does not see it possible to withdraw from the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in the Arctic. The diplomat talked about this RIA News.

“As for terminating the application of the provisions of the Convention in a specific geographical area, namely the Arctic, this is impossible from the point of view of international treaty law,” Musikhin said. said.

According to the diplomat, withdrawal from the Maritime Convention is connected with many legal nuances, because the document contains many provisions that must be observed in all cases within the framework of international traditions, since the whole world’s shipping depends on them.

The agreement guarantees, among other things, international recognition of Russia’s maritime borders and the country’s right to resources of exclusive economic zones, including those located in the Arctic.

Before that Musikhin reportedIt was stated that contacts of the “Arctic Five”, which united Russia, Denmark, Canada, Norway and the USA, were cut off.

previously Germany suggested Canada and Norway will strengthen their military presence in the Arctic.

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Source: Gazeta

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