Ukraine suspends military and technical cooperation with Russia, says Yatseniuk

16:25, 20 May 2015
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The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to suspend an agreement from 1993 on military and technical cooperation with Russia, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said at a government meeting on Wednesday.

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According to Yatseniuk, Russia represents a danger to the security and territorial integrity of the country, therefore the Cabinet of Ministers decided to terminate the deal.

Notably, in November last year, the Security Service of Ukraine assured that no Ukrainian defense enterprises and enterprises manufacturing dual-use products were cooperating with the Russians.

Experts say the termination of cooperation will not be damaging to Ukraine, as it will reorient to other markets, as well as satisfy local rearmament needs.

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