Russia’s Lavrov Defends Right to 12-Mile Extension on Territorial Waters, Calls for “Direct Dialogue” –

Greek Foreign Minister Dendias pointed out that during their meeting that he had made “a special reference to the inalienable right of our country to extend its territorial waters to 12 nautical miles, as provided by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.”

“Russia cannot take any position other than that dictated by the Law of the Sea,” Lavrov stated, adding that any member of the treaty could declare up to 12 miles of territorial waters, taking into account common sense and geographical peculiarities.

The Russian Foreign Minister also stated differences could be resolved “only through negotiations that take into account the interests of everyone.”