Today, on September 19, the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko regarding the termination of the Friendship Treaty, Cooperation and Partnership came into force. The decree is published in the newspaper of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "Uriadovyi Kuryer" (Government courier).

So, the decree came into force on the day of its publication.

As is known, the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation was signed in 1997. Ukraine ratified it in 1998, Russia - in 1999.

Reference, on September 17, the Head of Ukrainian State Petro Poroshenko introduced the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on termination of the Friendship Treaty with Russia.

Earlier, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, stated that all documents for denunciation of the Friendship Treaty with Russia are ready. He noted that Russia have violated "practically all the provisions of this Treaty, including the preamble."