Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposed to inform Russia about the suspension of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation until September 30. Poroshenko claimed this at the meeting with the leaders of the factions and groups of the Ukrainian Parliament, which was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
‘Soon, on that occasion, after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduces propositions, I am planning to hold the session of NSDC and until September 30, to send a message signed by me to the Russian Federation about the non-renewal of this agreement. It doesn’t need a voting in the Parliament but certainly I would like to hold a consultation on this occasion to take into account the position and opinion of the Parliament,’ Poroshenko claimed.
Poroshenko specified that the Treaty is not terminated but suspended in connection with non-extension.
‘Want to make certain comments and clarify from the point of view of not prolonging the big Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation with the Russian
Reportedly, Head of Ukrainian MFA Pavlo Klimkin claimed that the documents for the termination of the Treaty with Russia are ready and soon would be referred to for consideration.
Federation. Stressing that is it terminated, since it a complicated procedure. It is suspended in connection with non-extension,’ Poroshenko claimed.
Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko commissioned the MFA to get prepared for the termination of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Russia and Ukraine.
Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Russia and Ukraine was ratified by the Ukrainian Parliament in January 1998. The document enshrined the principles of strategic partnership, recognition of the inviolability of existing borders, respect for territorial integrity and mutual commitment not to use its territory to the detriment of each other's security.