Law on termination of Russian-Ukraine Friendship Treaty officially published, comes into force tomorrow

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Treaty of Friendship with Russia shall be no longer in force from April 1, 2019
10:49, 11 December 2018

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The law on the termination of the Russian–Ukrainian Friendship Treaty is now officially published in Ukraine’s parliamentary newspaper Holos Ukrayiny, the law shall take force tomorrow, on December 12.

The law on termination of the Treaty of Friendship with Russia shall be no longer in force from April 1, 2019. The law enters its force the next day after it has been officially published.

The Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, was signed in 1997.

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In early September 2018, the National Security and Defense Council supported Poroshenko’s proposal on the non-renewal of the treaty with the Russian Federation for the next 10 years. On September 19, the decree on the enactment of the decision came into force.

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On September 21, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a note to Russia on the non-renewal of the Treaty of friendship, cooperation, and partnership. 

Yesterday, November 10, President Petro Poroshenko signed a law on the termination of Russian-Ukrainian Friendship Treaty from April 1, 2019.

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