Poroshenko to leave for U.S. on Monday to participate in UN General Assembly

Poroshenko to leave for U.S. on Monday to participate in UN General Assembly

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans to begin a working visit to the United States on Monday, September 24, to participate in the UN General Assembly in New York.

He said this at a ceremony to hand over a ten-millionth biometric passport to a Ukrainian citizen, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"On Monday, I'm going to New York for a meeting of the UN General Assembly," the president said.

At the same time, he said that he had given an order that Ukraine's note on the non-extension of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership with Russia should be circulated "as an official document of the UN General Assembly."

According to him, this should be done so that nobody "doubts that Ukraine has finally quit the Soviet empire, the Russian empire and our fantastic people are returning to the family of the peoples of the EU."

As reported, on Friday, September 21, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry sent a note to Russia about the non-extension of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership.

On September 17, President Petro Poroshenko enacted the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of September 6 to terminate the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and Russia.

The treaty was signed on May 31, 1997 in Kyiv. In accordance with the terms of the treaty, the parties undertook, in particular, to "respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty" of the two countries and "reaffirmed the inviolability of the existing borders between them."

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