The Government of Ukraine abrogated the intergovernmental agreement with the Russian Federation of July 18, 2003, which regulated the interaction between the parties when exporting military products to third countries. This decision was taken today at a meeting of the Cabinet, - zn.ua reports.
The Government adopted the regulation of "Dissolution of agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of Russia on the coordination arrangement at the export of the defence production to other countries" without consideration.
The explanatory note to the document states that the adoption of the resolution will bring the bilateral legal basis in line with the current realities of relations between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
As previously reported, in 2014, Ukraine stopped exporting military and dual-use goods to Russia in connection with Russian aggression and the annexation of the Crimea. The ban on military-commercial cooperation with Russia, including the supply of dual-purpose products, is enshrined in presidential decree N691/2014 of August 27, 2014.
In May 2015, the government of Ukraine terminated the intergovernmental agreement with Russia in the field of military-technical cooperation, signed in 1993. In August of the same year, the government denounced an intergovernmental agreement with the Russian Federation on the production and scientific and technical cooperation of defence industry enterprises.