Before the end of September Ukraine will notify the Russian Federation on the termination of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said.
According to the Head of the Foreign Policy Department, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed to inform the Russian Federation about the break of this agreement until September 30.
“The President expressed his position. Yes, we have faced some legal issues, but on the whole it is quite clear that no treaty of friendship and cooperation with Russia can exist.”
It should be noted that if Ukraine does not notify the Russian side of withdrawal from the treaty, its operation will last for another 10 years starting from April 1, 2019.
“Finally, being sufficiently prepared and legally protected we approached the termination of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, which owing to Moscow has long been an anachronism. Already in the near future I expect the necessary package of documents from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine,” Poroshenko wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, the manager of international programs of the Center for Globalistics "Strategy XX" Vitaly Martynyuk noted that in international treaties the Russian Federation always tries to lay down provisions that can be interpreted in two ways, or used in its favor. For example, Martyniuk said, this was the case with the Treaty between Ukraine and Russia on cooperation in the use of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait.