Ukraine’s Central Election Commission ceases cooperation with the Russian Central Electoral Commission, as the law “On the breach of Ukraine-Russia Friendship Treaty” came into force, as the press office of Ukraine’s Central Election Commission informed.
“As the law “On the breach of Ukraine-Russia Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership” comes into force on December 12, 2018. The Central Election Commission reports on termination of the Protocol of cooperation with Russian Central Election Commission of Russia and the one of Ukraine, signed on February 24, 2000, which exempts the Commission from the commitments on its implementation,” the message says.
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.
November 10, President Petro Poroshenko signed a law on the termination of Russian-Ukrainian Friendship Treaty from April 1, 2019.
Earlier, Ukraine's service for foreign intelligence began the official procedure of withdrawal from the CIS Agreement on Cooperation of Intelligence and Security Services. The press office of the Ukrainian authority reported that on Tuesday evening.
The original agreement was signed in 1992.
'The part of Ukrainian intelligence in this agreement, standing next to the Russian special services is an absurd thing, taking into account the armed aggression of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, which lasts for more than four years now', the Ukrainian authority states.