Published online by Cambridge University Press: 27 February 2017
* [Reproduced with permission from the English translation, ® 1992 by W.E. Butler, Corresponding Editor for the Commonwealth of Independent States. The Russian text appears in Rossiiskaia Gazeta (March 25, 1992) at p. 3, cols. 5-8. Agreements establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States, done at Minsk, December 8, 1991, and at Alma Ata, December 21, 1991, appear at 31 I.L.M. 138 (1992).
[The representative of Moldova made the entry when signing: “Questions of the protection of the State boundaries of the Republic of Moldova shall be decided on the basis of bilateral agreements with the Chief Command of the Border Forces of the CIS.” The representative of Ukraine signed a version of the Agreement with contained Article 1 as follows: “The State boundaries of the participant countries of the Commonwealth shall have identical status throughout their entire extent …” and thereafter per the text. Article 4 was signed by the representatives of Azerbaijan and Ukraine as follows: “The realisation of the decisions of the Council of Heads of States and the Council of Governments for Questions of the Protection of State Boundaries and Maritime Economic Zones shall be effectuated by competent agencies of the participant countries of the Commonwealth. The interaction of the border forces of the Commonwealth and the border forces of the participant countries of the Commonwealth shall be effectuated on the basis of individual agreements.”