Ukraine's withdrawal from the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership with the Russian Federation will not exacerbate the already existing crisis in the relations between Kyiv and Moscow, said the Ыpokesman for the president of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.
According to him, in the context of the current crisis, "it would be unwise to take steps that will cause additional damage to the interests of both sides."
The representative of the Kremlin further noted that Moscow allegedly "never advocated the deterioration of relations" with Kyiv.
“Bilateral relations are now in a situation which, perhaps, it is very difficult to ruin with anything - in the deepest crisis - and yet no factors observed suggesting the prospects in the current situation for their normalization. Even in the context of the current crisis, it would be unwise to take steps that will further detriment of the interests of both sides.”
Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin informed that Ukraine would notify the Russian Federation about the termination of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership before the end of September. According to him, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed to inform the Russian Federation about the breach of this agreement by September 30.