Ukrainian Politics

 Poroshenko initiates Ukraine's ultimate secession from CIS

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko jointly with the Cabinet of Ministers intends to draft proposals on the formal termination of Ukraine's membership in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) activities.

"Considering that Ukraine has never been and is not a CIS member now, and that the CIS refused to condemn Russia's aggression, I would propose that we, together with the government, prepare proposals regarding the official termination of our participation in the CIS charter bodies as well as the definitive closure of Ukraine's mission in the relevant institutions in Minsk," the president said delivering speech at the 11th Kyiv Security Forum on Thursday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

Poroshenko also called to check the entire set of agreements and regulations concerning Ukraine's participation in the CIS activities for their compliance with Ukraine's national interests.

The head of state also urged Ukraine's foreign partners to review their agreements with Russia in "sensitive areas of cooperation."

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3060898