ANKARA ($1=18.17 Turkish Liras) — On August 28, the Russian ship Sparta II, employed by the Ministry of Protection of the Russian Federation, crossed the Bosphorus within the path of Russia. This ship was carrying the Russian S-300PMU-2 anti-aircraft missile system. This technique was disassembled in Syria and loaded onto the ship at Tartus port. BulgarianMilitary.com wrote that Moscow is attempting to strengthen its anti-aircraft protection and that’s the reason it’s essential to return the system again to Russia.

The Ministry of International Affairs of Ukraine expressed concern to the ambassador of Turkey concerning the passage of the ship Sparta II. On August 29, the Ambassador of Turkey to Ukraine Yagmur Ahmet Guldere was invited to the Ministry of International Affairs of Ukraine. Deputy Minister Mykola Tochytsky introduced him with a word verbale from the Ministry of International Affairs of Ukraine.

It’s famous that Tochitsky drew the eye of the Turkish ambassador that in keeping with the provisions of the Conference on the Regime of the Straits of July 20, 1936, the mentioned vessel falls below the definition of a warship.

Turkey opened the Bosphorus to the Russian ship carrying S-300
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Turkey hasn’t violated the Montreux Conference

Regardless of the displeasure expressed by the Ukrainian authorities, Turkey has the correct to permit the Russian warship to cross by way of the Bosphorus. BulgarianMilitary.com recollects that on the finish of February, Turkey determined to shut the Bosphorus to the fighters.

“This battle has already become a struggle; on this scenario, we apply accordingly [the Montreux Convention] to one of many events [in the conflict] – Russia or Ukraine,” Turkish International Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu mentioned, quoted by the Turkish web site Duvar.

After his speech, Mevlut Cavusoglu instantly hastened to remind each fighters that Article 19 of the conference supplies for an exception. “If the ship of a belligerent nation returns to its personal port, an exception is made. We are going to transparently apply all of the provisions of [the] Montreux Conference,” Cavusoglu mentioned.

Russia loaded and shipped S-300 from Syria in Novorossiysk
Picture credit score: ISI

After the Ukrainian authorities categorized Sparta II as a warship, Turkey has the correct to permit it to return to its personal port. Thus, Turkey has not violated the Montreux Conference and continues to strictly and transparently observe it.

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