Today, on April 17, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine supported the initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and terminated for Ukraine the effect of an agreement aimed at strengthening and developing cooperation between the CIS states in the field of standardization of armaments and military equipment.
"The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade had conducted an analysis and concluded that the agreement cannot be practically implemented in Ukraine since it ties armaments to state standards. Nearly 90% soviet standards have been canceled in Ukraine and they are being replaced by European standards. A strategic course towards NATO is also enshrined in the Constitution. Thus, will further carry out the standardization of armaments and military equipment in accordance with this course," Stepan Kubiv, First Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Economic Development and Trade commented on the government’s decision.
According to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will inform the CIS Executive Committee in accordance with the established procedure about the termination of the agreement and the protocol for Ukraine.