1 April 2010, 21:53

Russia to extend border on Sea of Okhotsk continental shelf

Russia to extend border on Sea of Okhotsk continental shelf

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Andrei Nesterenko has voiced hope that a UN Commission will nod Moscow’s push for extending its border on the Sea of Okhotsk continental shelf.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Andrei Nesterenko has voiced hope that a UN Commission will nod Moscow’s push for extending its border on the Sea of Okhotsk continental shelf. Briefing reporters in Moscow on Thursday, Nesterenko recalled that an application to this effect was submitted to the UN back in 2001 – a document that he said includes a scientific argumentation of Russia’s territorial claims over a part of the Sea of Okhotsk shelf. “The draft application stipulates the extension of the continental shelf in the Sea of Okhotsk beyond 200 nautical miles from the original line”, Nesterenko explained, citing Russia’s intent to start exploring natural resources in the area as soon as possible.  
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