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Ukraine to reconsider all international agreements with CIS, - Poroshenko

Kyiv will withdraw from any agreement that doesn't meet the state's national interests, Ukrainian leader says
09:27, 21 May 2018

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Ukraine intends to re-view all previously signed agreements with the CIS (Commonwealth of the Independent States, - 112 International). According to President Petro Poroshenko, Kyiv will withdraw from those not meeting this state's national interests.

'Since the 1991 "Belavezha Accords (the deal that sealed the formal disbanding of the USSR, - 112 International), Ukraine has been considering CIS a tool for civilized break-up with the empire (Russia, - 112 International). It was the latter's fault that the civilized break-up could not happen. Moscow aimed to turn the CIS into a modernized empire (...) This is why Ukraine did not ratify the CIS Statute and never became the Commonwealth's full-fledged member. So now, we will carefully review all international agreements, signed within the CIS, and withdraw from the ones where we find at least slightest discrepancy with the national interests', Poroshenko said during the memorial rally, where participants paid tribute to the victims of "political repressions.

Earlier, Poroshenko said Ukraine would not participate in "the coordination bodies of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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