Russia accused Ukraine of failure to implement the treaty and urged to obligate the bilateral international commitments.
“We have explained it in a relevant note to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. We all Ukraine for respecting its bilateral and international commitments not in words, but indeed,” the message says.
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.