Trump Caves to Russophobes, Cancels G20 Meeting with Putin

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Trump Caves to Russophobes, Cancels G20 Meeting with Putin

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Let's see if I've got this straight. US-installed Ukrainian putschist leader, in cahoot with US and UK Russophobes, staged last Sunday's anti-Russia provocation in the Black Sea's Kerch Strait, Russian waters.

Entering them without permission violates Articles 19 and 21 of the UN Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) – an indisputable breach of international law, along with violating 2003 Russia/Ukraine treaty-defined rules, relating to Kerch Strait freedom of navigation rights and obligations.

Requesting and receiving permission to sail through the strait is required, Russian waters between the Crimean Republic and Russian Federation mainland. 

Acting extrajudicially, Kiev was the aggressor, Russia the aggrieved. Yet it's unjustifiably blamed for Ukraine's clear treaty violations – putschists and Rus
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