Press office of President reports that President Petro Poroshenko has signed Laws “On Denunciation of the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation on Transit of Russian Military Formations Temporarily Located on the Territory of the Republic of Moldova through Ukraine” and “On Denunciation of the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation on Organization of Military Interstate Transportations and Payments for Them”. Laws №463-VIII and №465-VIII were adopted by Verkhovna Rada on May 21.
The documents between the Governments of Ukraine and Russia were signed in Sochi on November 25, 1995.
“The documents were concluded for 5 years with an automatic extension, unless one of the parties notifies its intention to terminate the action of the documents in written form not later than 6 month before the expiration of the documents,” says Press office of President.
Actually, Russia has about 1,500 troops stationed in the unrecognised separatists’ republic Transnistria (Republic of Moldova), post-Soviet “frozen conflict” zone, that has eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine. As for now, Russia has no legal way to take away 1,500 soldiers home or send new troops to Transnistria. Transit of Russian military units through Ukrainian territory was the only way for Russian troops during last years.