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Russia sends note to Ukraine due to termination of Friendship Treaty

The Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation will be no longer in force since April, 2019
12:09, 12 March 2019

AFP

Russia sent a note to Ukraine due to termination of the Friendship Treaty, as the press office of the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

Russia accused Ukraine of failure to implement the treaty and urged to obligate the bilateral international commitments.

Related: Law on termination of Russian-Ukraine Friendship Treaty officially published, comes into force tomorrow

“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.

Related: Kremlin comments on Ukraine’s decision on terminating Friendship Treaty

Ukraine terminated cooperation with the Russian Central Electoral Commission, as the law “On the breach of Ukraine-Russia Friendship Treaty” came into force. 

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