Ukraine: Russian ships need permission to return

Aug 13, 2008 KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine’s pro-Western president displayed his support for Georgia by issuing a decree Wednesday barring Russian ships from returning to their base in Ukraine without permission from Kiev. President Viktor Yushchenko’s decree requires Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to submit a request, 10 days in advance, for ships seeking to return to the base Moscow leases in the Crimea. Full Report