Ukraine not to denounce agreements within CIS on transit, diplomas recognition and employment
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called to denounce all treaties within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), except for those related to transit, recognition of diplomas and employment, the president's representative in the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Lutsenko, has said.
"The supreme commander-in-chief has urged the government to make an inventory of all multilateral agreements between CIS member countries in order to withdraw from all but those pragmatically needed by Ukraine, such as the recognition of education certificates and employment, the transit agreement, and others required for Ukraine's activity and economy," Lutsenko said.
She reminded deputies that Poroshenko intends to end Ukraine's activity in CIS statutory bodies.
Poroshenko will also submit a bill on unilaterally canceling certain provisions of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership with Russia that contravene Ukraine's national interest and right to self-defense, Lutsenko said.
"Article 75 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 1969 enables him to do so," she said.