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Dozens Of Ukrainians Protest U.S. Naval Presence


http://gdb.rferl.org/85951827-FEB7-42FF-92A9-4EEEF5E40A5D_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/85951827-FEB7-42FF-92A9-4EEEF5E40A5D_mw800_mh600.jpg A Ukrainian Navy corvette in the port of Simferopol (file photo) (RFE/RL) May 29, 2006 -- Dozens of people on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula protested against the arrival of a U.S. military ship in Ukrainian waters.


The May 28 rally followed the arrival of "USS Advantage" at the Black Sea port of Feodosiya.


Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry, said the ship is due to take part in NATO exercises.


(Interfax-Ukraine, AP, AFP)

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