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American carriers can get into the Black sea via construction of Turkey’s Kanal Istanbul, reports “Star”.
The channel leads review political commentator Yuri Selivanov, who drew attention to the publication in the National Interest column member of the Committee of the house of representatives on international Affairs of the U.S. Congress Michael McCall, which refers to the need to ensure regular passage of us warships in the Black sea.
“You think it’s just a phrase? No. They are going to do this in two ways: either to revise the Montreux Convention on the Straits, which is unlikely, from stress, or now Turkey is building a new channel, even more than these Straits. It is literally in fifty kilometers from these Straits,” — says columnist.
In his view, under construction across the Strait will be able to pass carriers. “And they expect that the regime there is totally different and they will achieve their goals,” said Selivanov.
In April, captain first rank, doctor of military Sciences Konstantin Sivkov said that the Revision of the Montreux Convention disadvantageous to Russia, as it will allow US to get full access to the Black sea.
The black sea Straits of Bosporus and Dardanelles play an important logistics role in supply and logistics operations of the aerospace defence forces of Russia in Syria. The rules of Maritime navigation through those Straits are governed by international law, the Montreux Convention, which enshrines the sovereignty of Turkey over the Straits by guaranteeing special rights of the black sea States in terms of their use.
Channel Istanbul suggests the possibility of passing from the Marmara sea into the Black 85 thousand ships annually. The construction of the facility is scheduled for completion in 2023. The cost of this work is estimated at $ 10 billion. Channel length of about 50 km located parallel to the Bosphorus. On Istanbul will not apply the Montreux Convention.
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