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Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Romania to sue Ukraine in ICJ over resource rights
D. Wes Rist at 2:19 PM ET

The Romanian government announced today that within the month it will file suit against Ukraine in the the International Court of Justice to resolve the two countries' dispute over resource rights to the Black Sea. The two countries have been engaged in diplomatic talks about the dispute for the past six years. Romanian officials stated that they felt the Ukrainian Government was unfairly trying to use tiny Serpent Island to expand the area of the Black Sea available to the Ukraine for exploitation. Reuters has more.



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