Poroshenko signed a law on termination of the agreement on friendship with Russia
MOSCOW, 10 Dec — RIA Novosti. Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on the termination of the Treaty of friendship with Russia. This was the Ukrainian President wrote on Twitter.
The instrument will cease from 1 April 2019.
In September Poroshenko approved the decision of the Council of national security and defense of termination of the contract. As explained in Kiev, then it was not about denunciation but about the decision not to renew the agreement.
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Moscow called the decision of Kiev destructive step and expressed regret.
It was opposed by the Ukrainian opposition, saying that such a step contrary to the national interests and will create a dangerous legal vacuum and will complicate relations with Moscow.
A Treaty of friendship
The Treaty on friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and Russia was signed in Kiev on 31 may 1997. It entered into force on 1 April 1999 for a period of 10 years. Provides for automatic renewal for the next ten-year periods in the absence of objections of the parties.
It is the basic document of Russian-Ukrainian relations, which involves strategic partnership between the two countries.
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