EUBAM regards the introduction of joint operations at the Kuchurhan-Pervomaisc border crossing point, which started on 17 July, as proof of the good cross-border co-operation between the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
This jointly operated border crossing point should further regularise and facilitate trade between both countries, to the benefit of all inhabitants of the region, in particular the business community at large, be it in Ukraine or operating on both banks of Nistru river. It should also ease movement of goods in both directions.
Joint operations at Kuchurhan-Pervomaisc border crossing point does not represent a new initiative, but rather progress in fulfilling the inter-state agreement signed between the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in March 1997.
EUBAM’s role at the common border between the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine continues to be – as it has since its creation in 2005 – a technical and advisory role, at the request of the Moldovan and Ukrainian Government. EUBAM under its mandate has no executive or decisional competence.