The State Duma denounced on Friday the Russo-Ukrainian inter-governmental agreement on facilities of the missile attack early warning and space control systems. It was signed in Kiev on February 28, 1997, according to Itar-Tass.

The explanatory note, calling for the denunciation of the Russo-Ukrainian accords, says that Russia should renounce the use of the Mukachevo and Sevastopol facilities of the missile attack early-warning system. The service life of those facilities had expired in 2005 and their “contribution to the implementation of the early-warning system’s tasks is minimal,” the document says.