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The plain white ensign
with horizontal blue stripe across the bottom was a provisional
one for use while the exact status of the Black Sea Fleet
was in dispute between Russia and
Ukraine. It was shown in recent editions
of Jane’s Fighting Ships
Tom Gregg, 04 Apr 1999
Yesterday the Soviet flag was lowered at all warships
at the Ukrainian naval base Sevastopol. All according
to the newly signed agreement between
Ukraine and Russia.
The Soviet flag was changed to the
czar-era’s cross of St. Andrew.
The change carried through at a ceremony in
Sevastopol with the Russian Minister of Defence — Igor
Sergejev and the commander of the joint Russian-Ukrainian
Christian Berghänel, 13 Jun 1997, quoting Göteborgs-Posten
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