President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that on Monday, December 10, he would sign the law on the termination of the Treaty of Friendship with Russia. He stated this during a speech on the occasion of the Prosvita Society 150th anniversary. The speech was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.
The Verkhovna Rada approved the termination of a Friendship treaty with the Russian Federation on December 6. Taking into account the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the people's deputies decided to terminate the Treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and Russia from April 1, 2019.
The law will take effect the day after its official publication.
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.
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.