Blackseafor (Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group)
Answer by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Alexander Lukashevich, to the question from the mass media about observation of the Montreux Convention by Turkey
Question: There is information that foreign military ships are entering the waters of the Black Sea more and more frequently. In this regard, how do you assess the role of Turkey, as a country which should observe the implementation of the provisions of the Montreux Convention, related to the passage of military ships in Straits?
Answer: Russia noted with satisfaction the statement by Turkey that it will continue, as it has been doing for 78 years, to strictly observe the Montreux Convention, which makes a significant contribution to the security of the Black Sea states.
14 April 2014