"Ukraine will try and create unbearable conditions for the fleet or try and get more money from it (Russia) for the fleet's basing in Sevastopol," he said.
"The Ukrainian authorities have tasked their secret services with provoking incidents involving Russian servicemen in Sevastopol to compromise them and subject them to a media smear campaign that would later cause revision of the agreement governing the Black Sea Fleet's basing," the State Duma member said.
Zatulin noted that the Russian Navy "has been named the culprit of the environmental problems facing the Black Sea." "Unless we pay attention to that, I am sure that the pressure exerted on Russia as far as the matter is concerned is to keep on increasing," he remarked.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Boris Tarasyuk in his interview with the "Vremya Novostei" said on Wednesday that Ukraine did not question the Russian Black Sea Fleet's term of basing in the Crimea but would like revise the lease payment.
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