KIEV, January 21 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine and Russia
will hold consultations on demarcating maritime boundaries
between the two countries in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
on January 21-22, Ukraine's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
The Russian delegation will be led by Foreign Ministry
envoy-at-large Alexander Golovin.
The two countries have been in dispute over the maritime
boundary since the early 1990s. Ukraine insists that a border
be drawn in the Kerch Strait, which links the Sea of Azov to
the Black Sea, that matches the administrative border that
existed between Russia and Ukraine in the former Soviet Union.
Russia maintains that inland water areas were not subject
to borders in the Soviet era, and therefore this principle is