The representatives of the Kremlin believe that termination of the Treaty on Friendship between Ukraine and Russia does not comply with the interests of the other nations, as Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said, TASS reported.
“The document meets the interests of our states, and termination of this document is against the nations of our states, it is like shooting your own leg,” he told the journalists.
Dmitry Peskov did not comment on the fact that Ukraine sent a note to the Russian Foreign Ministry on the termination of the Friendship Treaty. He recommended appealing to the Ministry for comments.
Yesterday, on March 12, Russian sent a note due to termination of the Friendship Treaty.
The Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation was signed on May 31, 1997, by President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma and President of Russia Boris Yeltsyn.
The Verkhovna Rada ratified the treaty on January 14, 1998, and the State Duma on December 25, 1998. The document came into force on April 1, 1999.
Ukraine terminated cooperation with the Russian Central Electoral Commission, as the law “On the breach of Ukraine-Russia Friendship Treaty” came into force.