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 treaties to be terminated, as there are intergovernmental and interstate treaties among them. “That is why it is not widely publicized,” the Deputy Minister concluded.

In late November 2018, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated that forty treaties with Russia will be terminated in the near future. “Recently we killed forty bilateral agreements… the next set is coming very soon; about forty agreements. We review our treaty conditions thoroughly,” the Minister told.

On December 10, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the law terminating the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership with Russia that was signed in 1997 by Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma and Russian leader Boris Yeltsin. The document came into force in 1999 and would last for ten years. In 2008 the treaty was extended another ten years.

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