- Ukrainian President Says to Sign Law Abolishing Treaty on Friendship With Russia on Monday
Ukrainian President Says To Sign Law Abolishing Treaty On Friendship With Russia On Monday
Faizan Hashmi 7 days ago Sat 08th December 2018 | 06:41 PM
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday he would sign the law on the termination of the 1997 Russia-Ukraine Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership on Monday.
The friendship, cooperation and partnership treaty was signed by Moscow and Kiev 21 years ago. It is a key document governing bilateral relations and providing for a strategic partnership between the two countries.
Russia said Kiev's decision would further damage bilateral relations. Ukrainian opposition similarly condemned it as detrimental to Ukraine's national interests, saying the move would create a legal vacuum in the relations between the two countries.