Ukraine has completed the process of withdrawing from the Agreement on the Rail Transport Coordinating Agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers approved the relevant resolution.

This is one of the initiatives aimed at getting rid of even formal ties with Russia.

"Ukrzaliznytsia ended all cooperation with Russia and Belarus within the framework of the above-mentioned agreement on 24 February 2022, from the first minutes of the full-scale Russian invasion. There has been no sharing of information between the Ukrainian and Russian railway administrations since then. In addition, Ukrainian troops blew up the railway junctions connecting the Ukrainian railways with the Russian railways at the end of February 2022," Ukrzaliznytsia said in the statement.

In addition to Ukraine, the signatories to the agreement include Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova.

The coordinating agencies created by this agreement are based in Moscow, and the general director of Russian Railways is the chairperson without a term limit.

Under the agreement, the participating countries coordinated the operations of railways and the drafting of standard legislative acts regulating the organization of cargo and passenger transportation. In addition, the relevant council performed audits of railway rolling stock and facilitated constant information sharing between Ukrainian and Russian systems.