The draft law on Ukraine's withdrawal from the CIS agreement on intergovernmental courier relations was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on December 28. The decision was made at an extraordinary government meeting, RBC Ukraine reports.
It is believed that Kyiv's fulfillment of its obligations under the agreement may pose a threat to Ukraine's national interests, endanger the lives and health of Ukrainian special messengers who are located in Russia during the delivery of correspondence.
Under this agreement, all the members are obliged to establish a unified system of courier services. Its purpose is to transfer especially important, secret, and other official correspondence between the CIS members.
As we reported earlier, in September, Ukraine nominated its candidate for the post of BSEC Secretary-General (Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation).
The choice fell on Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar.
Ukraine chaired the BSEC back in 2013. In 2016, Ukraine went on a diplomatic démarche due to Russia's chairmanship in the organization.