Russian Foreign Ministry lists Ukrainian violations of Friendship Treaty

13.03.2019, Moscow.

The Ukrainian side is violating a number of provisions of the current Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, Russian Foreign Ministry informed on its official website on March 12.

In particular, the Russian MFA notes that Ukraine’s close cooperation with NATO and the desire to join the alliance violates article 6 of the Treaty, according to which both countries are obligated not to enter into “treaties directed against the other Party.”

The obstacles for studying the Russian language and the prohibitions on Russian-language literature and media products, created by Ukraine contradict article 12 of the Treaty. Russian Foreign Ministry regards the actions of the Ukrainian party as “an attack” on the Russian language.

The Russian Foreign Ministry informed that a corresponding note was sent to the Ukrainian authorities with more detailed information. The Russian Foreign Ministry called Ukraine to fulfill its obligations “not by word, but by deed.”

The reaction of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is related to the fact that the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between the Russian Federation and Ukraine concluded on May 31, 1997 expires on April 1. The Ukrainian president signed a law on the Treaty’s termination on December 10, 2018.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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