The Russian Federation cancelled an agreement with Ukraine on exploitation of oil products pipelines on the territory of Ukraine. This is stated in the order of the Russian Federation #2144-p from October 12.
"To accept an offer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation on the termination of the agreement between the Russian and Ukrainian governments on interaction at exploitation of oil product pipelines, signed in Moscow in July 26 1995," – reads the order.
Russian Foreign Ministry was tasked to inform the Ukrainian side on the decision.
Note that the agreement rendered that the pipelines Samara – Western Direction and Grozny-Armavir [Russia] – Trudova [Ukraine] are being exploited by the subsidiaries of the Russian main product pipelines operator "Transnefteproduct", incorporated into "Transneft".
JSC "Transneft" sold the areas the pipe sections, passing over the territory of Ukraine to a Swiss company International Trading Partners AG. The deal was approved by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russian and Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.