The Russian foreign Ministry called Ukraine’s withdrawal from the Treaty on friendship the service of alien interests
The Russian foreign Ministry expressed regret in connection with the decision of the Ukrainian leadership to terminate the Russian-Ukrainian Treaty on friendship, cooperation and partnership, calling it the service of interests alien countries.
“Taken by the current leadership of Ukraine destructive steps is deeply regrettable,” — said on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry. According to the Russian foreign Ministry, in an effort to serve the geopolitical interests of foreign countries and their political ambitions, “the Kiev authorities demonstrate a willingness to destroy all that was earned by years and decades, to sever ties, to build for centuries by many generations of our common ancestors.”
The Russian foreign Ministry called the actions of the Ukrainian leadership of anti-Russian fervor, adding that it “seized upon the power after the armed anti-constitutional coup of 2014, did not scruple to leave a mark in history as politicians who caused enormous damage not only the Russian-Ukrainian relations and the national interests of Ukraine itself.”
On 17 October the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the decree about the refusal from automatic renewal for the next ten years of the Treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership between the Russian Federation and Ukraine from may 31, 1997, and announced in the near future to officially inform the Russian side.
The Treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership between Russia and Ukraine was signed in 1997. It is the basic document of Russian-Ukrainian relations, involving the strategic partnership of the two countries.