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Ukraine Terminated Memo with Russia on Countering Terrorism

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at the meeting on 8 July took a decision to terminate the memorandum on co-operation with Russia against terrorism.

From now on, law enforcement authorities of the two countries will no longer exchange information on possible terrorist threats and will not share experience in this area.

As noted, the implementation of the decision adopted by the Cabinet will create additional legal and political grounds for the protection of the national interests of Ukraine in the face of armed aggression by the Russian Federation.

The memorandum had been approved by the government of Mykola Azarov in June 2011 and signed on 12 July 2012 in Yalta (Russian Federation).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine was instructed to notify the Russian side of the termination of the memorandum.

Earlier, the deputy chairman of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vasil Bodnar declared that since the occupation of the Crimea and armed aggression on Donbas Ukraine broke about 150 of 453 agreements with the Russian Federation, in particular, one of basic aforementioned agreements is “On Friendship, Co-operation and Partnership” (expired on April 1, 2019).

Bohdan Marusyak

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