Ukraine has not officially asked Russia to switch to market principles as regards the presence of the Black Sea Fleet in the Crimea, a Ukrainian presidential official has said.
"This issue has not been officially raised, but it was mentioned, among others, as an issue for further consideration," Ukrainian presidential foreign policy adviser Kostyantyn Tymoshenko said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Oh, it was raised but not raised officially, so why get in a lather about it? Well, but of course. That makes all the difference in the world. Silly me.