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Turkey Has Not Decided On Russia Access To The Black Sea – Report

has said it is yet to make a decision on closing its straits between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea to the Russian navy– despite an earlier claim by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

It is the first official clarification since Zelenskiy said on Saturday that Turkey had agreed to close the waterways to warships – which would have been a big defensive boon for Ukraine.

According to Reuters, a Turkish official said it “has not made a decision to close the straits to Russian ships”.

If it did happen, a closure would break a convention for the Black Sea states that warships are allowed to return to port during wartime.

The Russian navy has already been responsible for casualties on the coast of Ukraine and on islands in the Black Sea.

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