Posted on 15.11.2011 in Belarus, News, Russia, Ukraine

Work on Ukrainian-Russian border has begun, says ambassador

According to Russian ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, work on the demarcation of the Ukrainian-Russian border had already begun. Demarcation of the border between Ukraine and Russia is one of the conditions of visa liberalisation.

Kerch, photo by Solundir, Wikipedia
Kerch, photo by Solundir, Wikipedia

Ambassador Zurabov explained that in the near future some concrete steps on the ground will be taken and current work on demarcation was mostly technical.

Oleksandr Dykusarov, the spokesman of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry confirmed these information saying that a relevant agreement was reached on 26-27 October 2011 at the Ukrainian-Russian joint border demarcation commission meeting. According to Gorshenin Weekly, Ukraine and Russia agree on place to install first border sign at the Ukrainian-Russian state border as part of demarcation works. However, neither the place nor the date for installation of border signs was given.

Mr. Dykusarov added that a trilateral Ukrainian-Russian-Belarusian meeting has been held to establish the point of crossing the borderlines of these countries and resulted in approving appropriate procedures.

Source: Gorshenin Institute Weekly Issue #38 [dowloadable PDF file]