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    Ukraine's Constitutional Court has ruled the prolongation of a lease on Russia's naval base in the Crimea conforms to the country's Constitution, Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Hryshchenko said on Thursday.

    Ukraine's Constitutional Court has ruled the prolongation of a lease on Russia's naval base in the Crimea conforms to the country's Constitution, Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Hryshchenko said on Thursday.

    The lease agreement, signed on Wednesday, extends Russian naval presence in the port of Sevastopol for 25 years after the current lease expires in 2017, and may be further extended by another five years.

    KIEV, April 22 (RIA Novosti)

     

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