Non-extension of the Russian-Ukrainian Friendship Treaty by Kyiv causes the Kremlin to regret; besides, it ‘is a disrespect towards Ukrainians.’ Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov claimed this, as TASS reports.
‘One thing is clear - this step can hardly be regarded as that in the interests of the Ukrainians - the very Ukrainians in whom we link the interests of family and fraternal relations, despite everything,’ Peskov claimed.
He added that such ‘reckless decision’ of the Ukrainian authority ‘causes regret’.
‘From our point of view, it is a disrespect for their people, to their interests,’ Peskov added.
As it is known, Head of the Parliament Andriy Parubiy has already signed the document. The law will enter into force the day after it is officially published.
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.
Today, November 10, President Petro Poroshenko signed a law on the termination of Russian-Ukrainian Friendship Treaty from April 1, 2019.