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CIS to continue sending meeting invitations to Ukraine

Sergey Lebedev is sure that the reconsideration of the agreements does not mean that Ukraine wants to withdraw from the CIS
11:57, 23 May 2018

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The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will continue to send the invitations for the meetings and other official CIS events to the Ukrainian diplomats, until Ukraine's withdrawal is registered officially. Sergey Lebedev, the CIS Executive Secretary claimed this as Izvestia reported.

Related: Poroshenko signs decree on withdrawal of Ukrainian delegations in CIS bodies

He noted that the recall of the Ukrainian representative office and the reconsideration of the agreement do not mean that the country has made the decision on the complete withdrawal of the country.

'We certainly will do this as Ukraine is still the part of the CIS. We have heard such statement on the withdrawal from the CIS for many times. However, the CIS did not get the official documents on this issue from Kyiv', he claimed.

Related: Ukraine withdraws from CIS. Is GUAM an alternative?

As it was reported earlier, on April 12 Petro Poroshenko stated that he indented to present a bill on termination of certain articles of the agreement on friendship with Russia.

The President also called the Cabinet of Ministers for suspending the participation in the Commonwealth statutory bodies and supported the withdrawal of Ukraine’s representation in the relevant institutions in Minsk. Later, Iryna Lutsenko, the people’s deputy from Petro Poroshenko Bloc, the President’s representative in the Parliament, stated that Ukraine would not denounce a series of agreements within CIS, including those on diplomas’ recognition, recruitment and transit.

Related: Inflation in Ukraine is highest among all CIS countries – IMF

Later Poroshenko also claimed that Ukraine will reconsider all international agreements with the CIS.

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