Europe's East

Reconnaissance in force: Why Ukraine needs a law on expanding control in the Black Sea

by Ihor Romanenko

On November 8, the Verkhovna Rada passed in the first reading a bill on the legal regime of the adjacent zone of Ukraine, which would actually increase the territory of control in the Black Sea - the adjacent zone will be the water area bordering the territorial sea of Ukraine at a distance of 24 nautical miles instead of today's 12 miles.