PARNAS leader attacked during march in Nemtsov’s memorySociety & Culture February 26, 16:59
Donetsk water purification station recaptured from Ukrainian radicalsWorld February 26, 15:24
Russian skiers Ustyugov, Kryukov win team sprint at World ChampionshipsSport February 26, 15:23
Opposition activist Dadin sentenced for disorders at rallies leaves jailRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 26, 12:58
Aerospace Force chief says Russian army to get new combat jets and helicoptersMilitary & Defense February 26, 11:15
Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Where to watch unique solar eclipse and spectacular ‘ring of fire’Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
KIEV, May 21. /TASS/. Ukraine has broken its agreement with Russia on military transit to Moldova. A total of 265 deputies of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (parliament) with the minimum required 226 MPs voted on Thursday for the law on denunciation of the intergovernmental Ukrainian-Russian agreement on the transit of Russian military, temporarily stationed in Moldova, through Ukrainian territory.
The document, proposed by non-affiliated deputy Mikhail Golovko, is designed "to eliminate the existing legal prerequisites for moving military forces of the Russian Federation, deployed in the territory of Moldova, in transit through the territory of Ukraine."
The agreement between the Governments of the Russian Federation and Ukraine on the transit of Russian military units temporarily stationed in the territory of Moldova through Ukrainian territory was signed in 1995.
Joint peacekeeping forces of Russia, Moldova and Transdniestria, as well as a group of military observers from Ukraine are now maintaining peace on the two banks of the Dniester River. No violence outbreaks have been recorded in the region during their presence, which allowed Chisinau and Tiraspol to negotiate peaceful settlement of disputes.
Moldova says the conflict is over and calls for changing the existing peacekeeping format by deploying an international mission of OSCE observers. Transdniestria says Russia’s military presence in the unrecognized republic guarantees its security.