Moldova and Ukraine to start implementation of joint border control
Once Moldova and Ukraine complete ratification of the bilateral agreement signed in October 2017, joint control at the interstate border will commence.
After the ratification of the agreement, the Moldovan-Ukrainian authorities will set the order of the border checkpoints in which the joint control will be initiated.
The joint control will be applied also on the Transnistrian segment, which the joint border crossing point “Cuciurgan-Pervomaisc” was set up on 17 July 2017.
The government of Moldova approved last week the agreement on joint control at the Moldovan-Ukrainian state border crossing points. The document sets new forms of interaction between border control institutions representing Moldova and Ukraine in order to simplify bureaucratic formalities and procedures, while ensuring security and respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of state borders. Also, due to the development of cross-border cooperation, effective combating of illegal migration and illegal activities at joint state border will be ensured.
The agreement on joint control at the Moldovan-Ukrainian border was signed during the 6 October official visit by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman to Moldova. The document was concluded between Moldova and Ukraine for a period of five years and is in line with the commitments made by the two countries through the Association Agreement with the EU.
Five common crossing points on the Moldovan-Ukrainian border are currently operating. At the same time, Moldova and Ukraine have 67 border crossing points, of which 25 are on the Transnistrian segment.