The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a message to Russia about non-prolongation of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership. This was announced on Friday at a briefing by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Ukrinform reports.
“The Foreign Ministry has handed over a formal note to the Russian Federation not to prolong the agreement on friendship, cooperation, and partnership,” said Klimkin. According to him, this is a very important moment, as in the note, all the violations by Russia concerning Ukraine are argued in detail. “This also applies to Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine, Russia’s hybrid aggression against Ukraine, economic pressure, and the violation of the rights of Ukrainian citizens. This treaty is fundamentally violated by Russia and cannot be prolonged,” the minister said.
On September 17, President Petro Poroshenko put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of September 6 to terminate the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Ukraine and Russia.