Base instincts

Base instincts

There are 10 comments on the BBC News story from Mar 8, 2011, titled Base instincts. In it, BBC News reports that:

Last April the Ukrainian government signed an agreement allowing Russia's Black Sea Fleet to continue using Sevastopol as a base.

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“Trust no one in politics.”

Since: Apr 08

Pompano Beach, FL

#1 Mar 8, 2011
So nice to see such close cooperation and friendly relations between Kyiv and Moskva. You would never know from reading topix. What would it do to the local economy in Sevastopol if its port facilities were not being used?
Blackmensa

Silver Spring, MD

#2 Mar 11, 2013
Is Serious question! Sevastopol's Beautiful port facilities will be replaced as home of the Russian Black Sea fleet. Novorossiysk facilities will be completed by 2020?! What then? Will life in Sevastopol become less prosperous?
news junkie

Welland, Canada

#3 Mar 11, 2013
When the Black Sea Fleet moves in, does Sevastopol become a "closed city" once again as it was during the Soviet era?

“Trust no one in politics.”

Since: Apr 08

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Mar 12, 2013
You think they left?
news junkie

Welland, Canada

#5 Mar 12, 2013
uther pendragon wrote:
You think they left?
Yup! While based there, Sevastopol was a city closed to outsiders and now it's not. Some Russian naval ships are in port for "liberty" calls but the Fleet is not unless things have changed in the last 5 months.
American Observer

Oakridge, OR

#6 Mar 12, 2013
All the yak yak side- the extended lese is STILL aginst the Ukraine Constitution.

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Since: Oct 12

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#7 Mar 12, 2013
American Observer wrote:
All the yak yak side- the extended lese is STILL aginst the Ukraine Constitution.
Why are you calling yourself "American Observer" again?! We all know it's you, WP!
news junkie

Welland, Canada

#8 Mar 12, 2013
Blackmensa wrote:
Is Serious question! Sevastopol's Beautiful port facilities will be replaced as home of the Russian Black Sea fleet. Novorossiysk facilities will be completed by 2020?! What then? Will life in Sevastopol become less prosperous?
Less properous? No! The brothels will flourish. The economy becomes first world.
Blackmensa

Silver Spring, MD

#9 Mar 13, 2013
news junkie wrote:
<quoted text>
Less properous? No! The brothels will flourish. The economy becomes first world.
Brothels will flourish when the fleet leaves!? How so? Where will first world money come from?
news junkie

Welland, Canada

#10 Mar 13, 2013
Blackmensa wrote:
<quoted text>
Brothels will flourish when the fleet leaves!? How so? Where will first world money come from?
You are as smart as a sack of hammers with a reading comprehension one grade below that of neanderthal man. I said that with a return of the Russian Black Sea Fleet to the Sevastopol base there could be a flourishing of brothels to "service" the sailors. Similar to what occurred around the US naval base at Subic Bay in the Philippines.

Also, I did not say first world money but first world economy and you obviously did not get the tongue in cheek sarcasm of that comment.

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