Ukraine withdraws from multiple CIS agreements - Zelenskyy's decrees

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed decrees to withdraw from several agreements and decisions of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), according to his official website on May 15.

The decrees include Kyiv's withdrawal from the agreement on the establishment of the Joint Consultative Commission on Disarmament, which was signed in 1992 in Bishkek, as well as agreements on the Strategic Forces, concluded by the CIS member states in 1991, and the status of the Strategic Forces, signed in Minsk in 1992.

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The President's Office also published decrees on Ukraine's withdrawal from:

  • The 1996 decision on the Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs of the CIS member states in Moscow

  • The decision on amendments and additions to the Regulation on the Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs of the CIS member states of 2009 in Chisinau

  • The decision on amendments and additions to the Regulation on the Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs of the CIS member states of 2011 in Dushanbe.

Ukraine also withdrew from the 1991 CIS Heads of State Agreement on the Armed Forces and Border Troops.

The Foreign Ministry is now responsible for informing the CIS Executive Committee of this decision.

Earlier in March 2023, Zelenskyy terminated the agreement with Russia on the supervision of strategic missile systems.

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The Commonwealth of Independent States is a regional international organization in Asia and Eastern Europe that includes a number of post-Soviet countries.

In 1991, the founding republics of the USSR signed the so-called Belovezhskaya Pusha Agreement, which proclaimed the termination of the USSR and the creation of the CIS in its place.

Kyiv ceased participating in the statutory bodies of the CIS in 2018 but had not been a member of the organization due to not ratifying the CIS Charter.

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