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 Poroshenko enacts NSDC decision terminating treaty on Ukraine-Russia friendship

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed into law the decree "On the Decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine of Sept. 6, 2018 regarding the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation."

As reported by Censor.NET citing the press office of the president, the Foreign Ministry's proposal to suspend the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation signed on May 31, 1997 were supported in accordance with the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC). 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine must declare to the Russian Federation the intention of Ukraine to terminate the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation signed on May 31, 1997 in accordance with Article 40 of this Treaty, and submit the draft Law of Ukraine on termination of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation for consideration by the president of Ukraine in accordance with the established procedure.

Also, in accordance with the NSDC decision, the Foreign Ministry must inform the UN, the OSCE and other international organizations about Ukraine's intention to terminate the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation signed on May 31, 1997 and grounds for termination.

"At the NSDC meeting, the position of the state regarding the non-prolongation of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation was agreed," president's Envoy to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, MP Iryna Lutsenko said at a meeting of the coordination council of leaders of factions and groups, 

According to her, by Sept. 30, the Russian Federation will be formally informed by Ukraine's Foreign Ministry and the president will submit to the parliament the relevant draft law in accordance with Article 24 of the Law of Ukraine "On the International Treaties of Ukraine".

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3086537
 
 
 
 
 
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