Ukraine and Moldova settle disputed issue on border
01. July 2010. | 07:15
Ukraine and Moldova have agreed to settle a disputed territorial issue and agreed the determination of the border between the two countries.
Ukraine and Moldova have agreed to settle a disputed territorial issue and agreed the determination of the border between the two countries. Such agreement was reached after consultations held between the foreign ministries of Ukraine and Moldova, UKRINFORM has reported, with reference to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
On June 24-25, Chisinau hosted Moldovan-Ukrainian consultations at the level of experts on the determination of the borders of a land plot that was transferred to the ownership of Ukraine and is located on the territory of Moldova. The consultations were held at the level of the directors of the departments for international law of the foreign ministries of the two states with the participation of other experts.
The delegations noted that in accordance with an additional protocol to the treaty between Ukraine and Moldova on the state border on the transfer to Ukraine's ownership of part of the Odesa-Reni highway near the village of Palanca, Moldova, as well as a land plot, which the highway intersects, and the mode of their exploitation, the land plot was de jure transferred to Ukraine's ownership simultaneously with the document's coming into force on November 18, 2001.
The parties agreed a draft document on the determination of the borders of the land plot that was transferred to Ukraine's ownership and is located in Moldova, which the Odesa-Reni highway intersects near the village of Palanca. In the near future, the concerned agencies of the parties will identify and define the borders of the transferred land plot.
The exploitation and maintenance of the highway and all of the necessary facilities on the transferred land plot are carried out by Ukraine. Moldova reserves the right to the free use of a section of the highway. Border and customs controls carried out during the crossing of the state border will not be conducted on the transferred land plot. The residents of the village of Palanca reserve the right to the unrestricted use of agricultural land in Moldova located on the other side of the highway.