Contents tagged with Friendship and Cooperation Treaty

  • Russia sends a note of protest to Ukraine because of the termination of the Friendship Treaty

    According to the statement published by Russian Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation sent a note of protest to Ukraine due to the termination of the Friendship Treaty.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry accused Ukraine of violating the treaty in 2004 by ratifying a memorandum on supporting the operations of NATO, as well as by amending Ukraine’s Military Doctrine, which declared NATO membership as a strategic goal of Ukraine. In addition, Moscow criticized the …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is terminating 40 treaties with Russia

    Ukraine's Deputy Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, Yuriy Hrymchak stated on Channel Pryamyi that Kyiv’s intends to terminate forty treaties with Russia.

    “I remind you that [Ukrainian Foreign Minister] Pavlo Klimkin stated that after the decision not to extend the Friendship Treaty [with Russia], forty more treaties with Russia are being reviewed for their possible termination,” Hrymchak said.

    He noted that it is hard to say the exact number of …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence withdraws from CIS Intelligence Services Cooperation Agreement

    The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine (FISU) reported on its website that it started the procedure for withdrawing from the Agreement on the principles and basic directions of cooperation between security agencies and intelligence services, which was signed by the CIS member states in 1992.

    "The participation of Ukrainian intelligence in this agreement along with the Russian special services is absurd, given the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which has been …

  • Kremlin expresses regret over the termination of the Friendship Treaty with ‘brotherly Ukraine’

    Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin regretted that Kyiv had not renewed the Friendship Treaty with the Russian Federation because Russians and Ukrainians "have ties of kinship and fraternal relations," TASS reports.

    The decree “On the termination of the Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership Treaty between Ukraine and the Russian Federation,” signed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on December 10th was described by Peskov as “a manifestation of disrespect for …

  • Ukrainian Parliament supports termination of Friendship treaty with Russia

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted for the termination of the Friendship Treaty with Russia. The draft law that was submitted to Parliament by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was supported by 277 deputies while 20 opposed. The treaty will be terminated on April 1, 2019, not immediately, according to the terms set for unilateral withdrawal from the treaty.

    Poroshenko stressed earlier that the matter was not about the termination of the agreement but that Kyiv refuses to extend it. …

  • Ukrainian President introduces bill to end Friendship Treaty with Russia

    On December 3, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko put forward a bill in the Verkhovna Rada to end the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and Russia.

    The explanatory note of bill No. 0206 states that Russia’s ongoing aggression has led to the violation of most of the treaty’s articles, something which Ukraine systematically emphasizes in diplomatic correspondence. “However, at present there are no signs of Russia having a bona fide intention to eliminate the …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will notify Russia of the Friendship Treaty termination

    On Friday, September 21, Ukraine will notify Russia as well as international organizations about the termination of the friendship treaty, cooperation and partnership with Russia, said theMinister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "This week we will send a formal note, our message of non-renewal (of Friendship and Cooperation Treaty), to Russia. I think that we will send it on Friday, “said the minister.

    Klimkin clarified that deputies could vote for the …

  • Kremlin: Russia considers Ukraine's decision not to renew the Friendship Treaty a ‘destructive step’

    In a statement issued in response to Ukraine's withdrawal from the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty with Russia, the Kremlin accused Ukraine of striving to "serve foreign geopolitical interests and their political ambitions."

    "The destructive steps taken by Ukraine’s current leadership cause deep regret," the statement reads.

    The document also notes that "historically people of Russia and Ukraine are destined to live in as good neighbors", and "the current crisis" between the countries "will …

  • Volker: Ukraine's withdrawal from Friendship Treaty with Russia is justified

    Ukraine’s decision not to renew the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty with Russia is justified, said US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker during the 15th annual YES Summit organized by the Pinchuk Foundation.

    “Russia invaded Ukraine. The reality is that this treaty means nothing,” Volker said.

    When asked about the negotiation process on the Donbas, Volker confirmed that Russia’s position has not changed. Russia insists that the peacekeeping contingent should only …

  • Media: Kyiv will not withdraw from Friendship and Cooperation Treaty with Russia

    Despite the recognition of the Russian Federation as an aggressor state, Kyiv will not proactively abrogate the wide-ranging Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, whose consecutive-10-year term of validity will expire in 2018, writes journalist Igor Solovey in the article "Are diplomatic relations possible with the aggressor state?" published by news website.

     "It is not a question of the break of diplomatic relations [with Russia]," …