The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin left to answer the Question about whether Ukraine will extend or denounce the so-called Big Treaty of friendship with Russia.
"If I now say that we don't continue, of course, there are arguments to say that there is in this contract is the regulation on guarantees of territorial integrity. For this reason, I promise that we will find the right creative decision, that decision will say in the near future ", - quotes its words news Agency.
"the proper message and we will do not only this message in the context of this Treaty and other legal obligations, - said Klimkin.- I tell you one cent - we wish to associate it with other legal statements and legal obligations." A week ago, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in response to the request of the deputies of the state Duma said that the Russian Federation is not going to denounce the Great Treaty of friendship with Ukraine, the main task is to develop friendly relations between the 2 countries and peoples. The Treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership between Russia and Ukraine was signed in may 1997. At the end of 2008, the effect of this basic contract was renewed for 10 years. The question of denunciation of the Treaty of friendship was raised in the Ukraine in 2014. Even then, experts pointed out that such a decision can be interpreted as the failure of Ukraine to confirm its territorial integrity. In addition, in 2008, deputies of the state Duma has proposed not to renew a Large Contract in the case of Ukraine's accession to action plan on membership in NATO or other accelerated steps to join NATO.