Ukraine Goes Out to Denounce Cooperation Agreement with the CIS

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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Ukraine Goes Out to Denounce Cooperation Agreement with the CIS

On June 23, the government of Ukraine decided to withdraw the country from the Tourism council of the CIS states and cancel all travel conditions prescribed in the corresponding agreement

On December 23, 1993, a cooperation agreement was signed in Turkmenistan by the Commonwealth of Independent States. It prescribes the conditions for a special regime for crossing the borders of the CIS states by its resident members, simplifying cross-border requirements, a special customs regime and bonus travel options.

In order to protect the state, Ukraine decided to withdraw from the agreement and transfer the border crossing conditions for CIS residents to a standard regime without special simplified conditions.

As a reminder, this is not the first agreement with the CIS in which Ukraine revised its role and made a decision to denounce:

  • Agreement on civil aviation and the use of airspace

  • Intellectual property protection agreement

  • Mountain charter of the CIS states (nuclear and electricity, coordination of interstate relations)

  • Agreement on a coordinated monopoly policy between states.

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