Petro Poroshenko tore up a Treaty of friendship with Russia
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko approved the decision of the Council of national security and defence of Ukraine (SNBU), on the rupture of the Treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership with Russia (it is also called “the Big contract”).
The agreement was signed in 1997 and extended for 10 years October 1, 2008. Mr. Poroshenko said earlier that the contract was not formally terminated, and “shall cease to have effect in connection with non-renewal”.
As reported by “Kommersant”, in the beginning, the foreign Ministry of Ukraine did not support the idea of breaking the “Big Treaty”. The Agency argued that, breaking the contract, Ukraine will not be able to sue Russia in international court of justice in the Hague for its violation.