The leadership of Ukraine terminated the intergovernmental agreement with Russia on labor activity and social protection of citizens of the two countries working outside their states. This was stated by the representative of the Ukrainian Cabinet in the Verkhovna Rada Taras Melnychuk.
“The agreement between the government of Ukraine and the government of the Russian Federation on labor activity and social protection of citizens of Ukraine and Russia, <…> concluded on January 14, 1993, has been terminated,” Melnichuk wrote in his Telegram channel.
He also announced the approval by the Cabinet of Ministers of a law providing for the termination of the intergovernmental agreement with the Russian Federation on cooperation in the field of plant quarantine, signed on June 7, 2011.
These are not the only agreements with Russia that Ukraine has decided to suspend in recent times.
So, on May 26, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a bill on withdrawal from the agreement on the Common Economic Space (SES). The agreement was concluded in 2003 in Yalta. The document was signed by the presidents of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. The goals of the formation of the CES were: the creation of a single market for goods, services, capital and labor, the implementation of a single financial policy and the economic integration of countries. In subsequent years, Ukraine withdrew from the formation of the CES.
On May 12, Ukraine withdrew from the memorandum on cooperation in the protection of state borders with Belarus and Russia. Also, the decree suspended the agreement signed in 1994 between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on cooperation and interaction on border issues.
Earlier that month, Kyiv also withdrew from the 2004 agreement on cooperation between the CIS countries in the fight against crime in transport. In early April, Ukraine unilaterally withdrew from the agreement with Russia on the procedure for crossing the state border.