Poroshenko: Ukraine to officially terminate cooperation with CIS

Poroshenko: Ukraine to officially terminate cooperation with CIS

Ukraine will officially terminate its cooperation with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and close its representative offices at the relevant institutions in Minsk.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated this in his speech at the 11th Kyiv Security Forum organized by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Taking into account the fact that Ukraine has never been and is not currently a member of the CIS, and the refusal of this structure to condemn the Russian aggression, I would ask that we, together with the government, draw up a proposal for the official termination of our participation in the CIS statutory bodies, as well as the complete closure of the Ukrainian representation at the relevant institutions in Minsk,” Poroshenko stated.

He also called on foreign partners “to reconsider contractual obligations with the Russian Federation, especially in sensitive areas of cooperation”.


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