The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada has terminated five agreements between the Ukrainian and Russian governments concerning military cooperation between the two countries.
In particular, the Rada has terminated the agreement between the Ukrainian and Russian governments on cooperation in the military sector that had been signed in Sochi on November 25, 1995 and ratified by the Ukrainian parliament on January 10, 2002.
The agreement stipulated Ukrainian-Russian cooperation in the military sector and coordination of efforts and interaction for the development of the two countries' armed forces based on agreements on concrete aspects of such cooperation.
In line with the document, the parties committed to facilitate the development of communications, automated control, and warning systems.
The agreement promoted mutual exchange in technical specification and maintenance documents on weapons and military hardware.
The parties also maintained cooperation in interstate military transportation.
In addition, the agreement stipulated that the parties would provide the military units of their armed forces with telegraph, messenger, and mail communication through relevant networks and through relevant agencies in Ukraine and Russia.
The Rada has also terminated an agreement between the Ukrainian and Russian governments on the transit passage of Russian military units temporarily stationed in Moldova via Ukrainian territory. The agreement had been signed on November 25, 1995.
The Rada has also terminated agreements between the Ukrainian and Russian governments on the organization of military inter-state transportation and related payments (signed in Sochi on November 25, 1995 and ratified by the Verkhovna Rada on September 12, 2002), on military intelligence cooperation (signed on August 26, 1997 and ratified by the Rada on February 7, 2002) and on mutual protection of classified information (signed on December 2, 2000 and ratified by the Rada on November 15, 2001).
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