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Russia may be preparing to change maritime boundaries in the Baltic Sea

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May23,2024

Russia is probably preparing to change the maritime borders in the Baltic Sea

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Russian authorities have decided to unilaterally change the country’s maritime borders with Lithuania and Finland in the Baltic Sea, according to a draft government resolution published on the portal of legal acts. This was reported by the Russian-language edition of the newspaper The Moscow Times

The Russian Ministry of Defense has prepared a bill to change the maritime border of the Russian Federation in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland and near the cities of Baltiysk and Zelenogradsk in the Kaliningrad region. Thus, Moscow is apparently preparing for a unilateral change in Russian maritime borders with Lithuania and Finland in the Baltic Sea.

The Russian government intends to adjust the coordinates in the area of ​​​​several islands, as well as near the northern entrance cape of the Narva River .

The newspaper provides these data with reference to the appendix to the decree of the Russian government.

On the border with Lithuania, the zone of the Curonian Spit, the areas of Cape Taran, and the Baltic Spit came under review.

The authors of the project claim that the current geographical coordinates established by the resolution of the USSR Council of Ministers of 1985 “do not fully correspond to the modern geographical situation.”

The points were recorded “using small-scale marine navigation charts”, which , in turn, are based on work from the mid-20th century, and this “does not allow us to determine the outer limit of internal sea waters” RF, the document says.

The 40-year-old resolution of the USSR Council of Ministers regulating the borders in the Baltic Sea, the Ministry of Defense proposes to partially “recognize as ineffective” (section “Baltic Sea”).

The document on the revision of the border, which has not yet been officially commented on by the Foreign Ministries of Finland and Lithuania, was presented for public discussion almost simultaneously with the start of exercises on the use of tactical nuclear weapons. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that they began in the Southern Military District.

Prepared by: Sergei Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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