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President approves ratification of Agreement with Poland on defense cooperation

The implementation of the document creates the prerequisites for the development of the Ukrainian-Polish cooperation in the defence sector
14:13, 2 October 2018

Presidential Administration press office

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a law on the ratification of the General Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers and the Polish Government on the cooperation in the defence field, as the President’s Administration reports.

According to the message, the implementation of the document creates the prerequisites for the development of the Ukrainian-Polish cooperation in the defence sector. The Agreement provides for the cooperation of both of the states concerning information sharing, demonstration of the armaments and military equipment, joint drills, bilateral and multilateral military exercises, military cultural events and competitions, and etc.

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Reportedly, on September 6, the Verkhovna Rada ratified the agreement with Poland on the cooperation in the defense sector. 230 people’s deputies supported the document.

The governments of Ukraine and Poland signed the agreement on December 2, 2016 in Warsaw. Ukraine’s Defence Ministry and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade will be responsible for the implementation of the document in Ukraine and the Minister of National Security and Minister of Economic Relations would be Polish responsible body.

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The document determines the directions of the cooperation between the states, in particular, the military communication, infrastructure, military training and education, protection from the weapons of mass destruction, and etc.

The Agreement is focused on the establishment of the general principles and procedures of the cooperation in the defence sector between the parties. It includes the order of undertaking joint activities, sharing of information and delegations, disputes solving. The document also has descriptions of the issues of jurisdiction and responsibility, amendments and attachment to the Agreement.

The document comes into force in a month after the state receives final diplomatic notes which confirm that the countries have finished the required domestic procedures.

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