Ukraine denounces agreement with Russia on cooperation in defense sector

The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has terminated the intergovernmental agreement with Russia on industrial and technological cooperation between defense enterprises of November 18, 1993. This is stipulated by a Cabinet decree of August 26 posted on the government website on Aug.31.

The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has terminated the intergovernmental agreement with Russia on industrial and technological cooperation between defense enterprises of November 18, 1993. This is stipulated by a Cabinet decree of August 26 posted on the government website on Aug.31.

The agreement was extended automatically once in every three years on condition that none of the parties reports a wish to terminate it in writing at least six months prior to the end of the appropriate period.

In 2014, Ukraine stopped exporting to Russia military and dual-purpose goods due to the events in Donbas and the joining of Crimea to Russia.

The Ukrainian government on May 20, 2015 severed the 1993 intergovernmental agreement with Russia in the sphere of military-technical cooperation.

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