Ukraine is discussing With Russia its possible participation in the SCO in the form of a dialogue partner, at the summit in Ufa Authorized countries will not come, because it is not provided the format of the organization, told the correspondent the assistant to the President Yuri Ushakov.
"Ukraine filed in 2014 the petition to join the SCO in the form of a dialogue partner, partners in dialogue do not take part in the summits," Ushakov explained.
He said that the meeting at the request of Ukraine are conducted through the Secretariat of the SCO." With us on a bilateral basis by the Ukrainian side, this issue is not discussed ", - said Ushakov.
to date, the SCO comprises Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Have observer status to Mongolia, India, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In September 2014, Pakistan and India have formally applied for membership in the SCO.