According to a decree issued by Russian Cabinet of Ministers and published on the official website of legal information, the Black Sea area of 0.5 square km near the city of Alushta has been allocated to the military unit No.28735 for 20 years of special use "for national defense and state security."  The statement points out that “works at the water object, resulting in a change of its natural water regime" is prohibited, and in case of violation, the military unit must compensate the damage.

Earlier, the Russian Foreign Minister Zakharova stated that "Ukraine is no longer a coastal State in respect of maritime areas adjacent to the Crimea, and therefore has no right to them."