OK! But closed for six months...Only under the very specific sort of circumstances where ownership of the waters is contested.
When one of the contesting parties says the waters are closed, exercising 'innocent passage' amounts to refuting their right to exercise sovereignty over the water in terms UNCLOS allows sovereign states to.
That's why 'innocent passage' can amount to taking sides in the contest and from the point of the other contester is not innocent.
I'm not going to pretend to be an international lawyer, but I think that whomever is in effective control of a waterway is the one who can close it. That of course could possibly be both sides if they are actively contesting it at the time.Wouldn't the law of armed conflict require Ukraine to override the right of passage?
If the statement reads like Yoda drunk texting then I would ask when that pesky Google Translate is being brought in for questioning?As an educated and worldly woman, I would have thought she'd write one in Russian for Russia and another in English for the English-speaking world.
It just seems a bit odd that she'd bother with shoddy translation instead of doing something she's well capable of.
UNCLOS doesn't impose any maximum duration, it leaves that up to the coastal state. Likewise, defining the security issue at stake.OK! But closed for six months...
The Times (pay wall) are reporting that Russia is coming under scrutiny about how it is winning in sports it does not normally do well at. It is hinting that additional substances are being use to achieve this.
Time will tell and some other countries may move up the medal table soon.
If I recall correctly that was the punishment they negotiated with the IOC. A limited team could take part and they could wear Russian colours but their uniforms couldn't say "Russia" on them anywhere.Someone has said that they are using Russian colours. I haven't had the to check that claim yet.
So now with Biden administration Putin has "business as usual". Russian monthly oil supplies to the USA are on almost record level 23 bln.barrels (the record level was reached in 2009 - 23.5 bln.).As per the latest updates from Energy Intel, “Russia is shipping increasing volumes of crude oil and refined products to the US to meet that nation’s rising demand.”
The news also states that Russia is now, “the second-largest foreign supplier of fuel to the US after Canada, despite being subject to a range of sanctions imposed by Washington.”
The article also mentions the record oil imports from Russia, by the US, as 844,000 barrels per day in May.
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So now with Biden administration Putin has "business as usual". Russian monthly oil supplies to the USA are on almost record level 23 bln.barrels (the record level was reached in 2009 - 23.5 bln.).