Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry prepares documents for termination of Friendship Treaty with Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The treaty on the cooperation and partnership with Russia was rarified in 1998
18:22, 30 August 2018

The package of the documents on the termination of the treaty with Russia will be submitted for the consideration in the near future as Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister reported.

“These documents are already prepared. It was always our position. In the coming days, we will submit it formally. I always said that Russia destroyed everything that can be destroyed in this treaty. In the coming days, you will hear, we will submit it for the consideration,” Klimkin said.

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Ukraine and Russia signed the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership in 1997. The agreement stipulates the basic principles of bilateral relations - strategic partnership, recognition and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity, and mutual commitments not to use each other's territory in the breach of each other's security.

The treaty was extended for 10 years in 2008. Its action expires in April 2019.

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Earlier Russia offered to denounce the Agreement on friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and Russia in the part where countries recognize the territorial borders of each other. Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of Ukraine commented this.

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