Denunciation of the “Big Treaty” will blow the main for Ukraine the question of restoring peace in the East of the country. Such an opinion in his blog expressed the leader of “the Ukrainian choice – the right of the people” Viktor Medvedchuk.
The statement of the President of Ukraine about the intention to terminate the Treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation (which, according to him, an anachronism Russia’s fault) could not be precisely match the rhetoric of the “war party”, he said.
Medvedchuk reminded that in March of this year this initiative was made by foreign Minister Klimkin. The arguments cited by Petro Poroshenko, also, in his opinion, from the same Arsenal to say: “Russia has violated fundamental almost all the articles of that Treaty.”
“Of course, Klimkin as the most diplomatic misunderstanding of Ukraine may not know that the initiative of the Ukrainian authorities, in 2013 announced its intention to sign the Association Agreement and create a free trade area with the EU was at odds with the letter and spirit of the “Great contract” — a document that in 1997 was signed by the presidents of Ukraine and Russia, and in 1998 ratified by the Verkhovna Rada”, – said Medvedchuk.
The politician reminded that article 6 of the Treaty States: “Each of the High Contracting Parties shall refrain from participation in or support any actions directed against other High Contracting Party, and undertakes not to conclude with third countries any treaties aimed against the other Side.” On prevention of actions that may cause harm to the other party, States in article 13: “the High Contracting Parties develop equal and mutually beneficial cooperation in economy and refrain from actions that may cause economic damage to each other.”
“The signing on 21 March 2014, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yatsenyuk the political part of the Association Agreement, then signing on 27 June of the same year the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko economic part of the Agreement violated fundamental articles of the “Big Treaty” led to the counter, response — suspending the Russian Federation from 1 January 2016 the Treaty on free trade zone in Ukraine. So if the Treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation and became an anachronism, to say who was the initiator of this process”, – says Medvedchuk.
The politician believes that the denunciation of the said Treaty is well within the logic of forcing anti-Russian hysteria, militarization of public policy and society as a whole, meets the expectations of many “activists” the representatives of the “party of war”.
“However, for the economy of Ukraine, the country’s position in the international arena, the interests of millions of citizens the decision will have disastrous consequences. Such a step would not only negate all the efforts aimed at finding a compromise and a peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbass, but will blow the main for Ukraine the question of restoring peace in the East of the country,” he concluded.