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Submission Statement: The United States has made preparations to sail a warship into the Black Sea following Russia's recent seizure of three Ukrainian ships and detention of 24 Ukrainian sailors. The US military has requested that the State Department notify Turkey of its possible plans to sail a warship into the Black Sea. U.S. ships are permitted to travel the Black Sea for up to 21 days per the Montreux Convention.
Would be even more interesting if they were to plan to sail the Sea of Azov, which they should have the right to do, at least based on my understanding of Innocent Passage, geography of Kerch strait notwithstanding. The US being the guarantor of freedom of navigation might have an interest in testing this given the recent Russian/Ukrainian incident. What do you think the chances are of US ships entering the Azov, and what would you expect the Russian response to be if they did?
In theory there is nothing stopping US military ships from entering Azov, as long as the ships complies with Russian instructions regarding sea lane safety, having a Russian navigator onboard through the strait etc.
Russia have overwhelming military superiority in the area, and any access or passage are at the complete mercy of Russia.
The right for the innocent passage of warships through territorial seas in an ongoing issue. Many countries simply don’t accept it for the warships. So no, Russia would not allow US warship into Azov Sea.
Ha I knew your name looked familiar. Hello fellow r/syriancivilwar poster! I too believe the Russians will not allow the US to enter their territorial waters. Not to mention there currently is an agreement between UKR and RU saying neither would allow foreign military into the Sea of Azov
Hello! been lurking here from time to time. Yea the treaty between the two almost make the Azov an inland waters shared between the two countries.
Yea the treaty between the two almost make the Azov an inland waters shared between the two countries
Russia doesnt seem to shary these days even with Ukraine. Putin has shown treaties are only as good as the paper they're written on
The US warship conducted what the Navy refers to as a "Freedom of Navigation Operation" to push back against Russian claims on the waters.
I feel like this is the naval version of kids putting their hands real close to another kid's face saying, "my hand was here first, and I'm not touching you".