• Українською
  • Ukraine is withdrawing from the CIS Agreement on Coordination of Interstate Relations
    Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, posted 17 February 2021 14:19

    The Government supported the initiative of the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection to withdraw from the Agreement on Coordination of Postal and Electric Communications.

    The Resolution providing for withdrawal from this Agreement was developed by the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection.

    The Agreement on the Coordination of Interstate Relations in the field of postal and electronic communications was signed in 1992 and it determines agreements between the governments of the CIS countries on the coordination of communication services, development of telecommunications networks, tariff policy and staff training.

    "We have developed a draft resolution on the decision to withdraw from this Agreement in pursuance of the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine aimed to terminate the agreements concluded within the Commonwealth of Independent States framework," said Yurii Shchyhol, Head of the State Communication and Information Service of Ukraine.

    During all this time, the Agreement has not been implemented in practice. It is not needed because it does not work and in current developments does not correspond to Ukraine's European integration course.

    Ukraine’s relations in the field of telecommunications with the governments of other states are regulated by international agreements concluded within the framework of such UN agencies as the International Telecommunication Union and the Universal Postal Union, of which our state is a member.

    Ukraine can cooperate with the governments of other states on the basis of bilateral agreements based on its national interests. Ukraine's withdrawal from the Agreement will not affect the interests of citizens and the state's ability to protect its national interests, including countering Russia's attempts to legitimize the temporary occupation of our territories.