15 May 2023 11:39

Ukraine quits 2 agreements on border cooperation with Russia, Belarus

MOSCOW. May 12 (Interfax) - Ukraine has withdrawn from a memorandum on cooperation in guarding borders with Russia and Belarus and terminated an agreement with Russia on cooperation and interaction on border affairs, Ukrainian media reported with reference to a decree signed by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and published on the presidential website.

The decree stipulates that Ukraine shall "withdraw from the Memorandum on Cooperation in Guarding the State Borders of the Republic of Belarus, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine, concluded in Moscow on April 15, 1994," the document says.

The president also terminated the Ukrainian-Russian agreement on cooperation and interaction on border affairs concluded in Odessa on August 3, 1994.

The decree takes effect immediately after its publication.