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Ukraine to reconsider agreements signed within CIS

Petro Poroshenko stated that Ukraine would withdraw from those agreements in which "we find even the slightest mismatch with national interests"
15:17, 20 May 2018

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Ukraine will reconsider all the international agreements made within CIS and will leave those with at least tiny inconsistency with the national interests, as Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, stated today at the event dedicated to the honoring of the remembrance of political repressions victims, the President’s Administration reports.

"Ukraine, starting from the Białowieża Forest, considered the CIS as an instrument of a civilized break up with the empire. A civilized one did not work because of Russia’s fault. Moscow sought to turn the Commonwealth into a renewed empire, where everyone, as in the old Soviet times, would synchronize watches with the Spasskaya Tower in the Kremlin. Therefore, Ukraine has not ratified the CIS Charter and was not going to become a full member of the CIS. Now we will carefully review all the international treaties concluded in the framework of the CIS, and we will withdraw from those in which we find even the slightest mismatch with national interests," the President emphasized.

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

Besides the President reminded that earlier he signed a decree which terminated Ukraine’s participation in CIS statutory bodies and Ukraine’s permanent delegation is withdrawn.

Russia reacted to the relevant decision. The authorities stated that there are no Ukrainian diplomats in CIS Executive Committee establishments.

Related: UN International Court demands that Russia accounts for living up to decision on Mejlis

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