From the statement of Petro Poroshenko:
We have come to the next step: the termination of the treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. In the near future, I am waiting for the necessary documents from the Foreign Ministry to begin the implementation of this process.
In Ukraine itself, such a statement of the country's president was called populism. The reason for this reaction is the absurdity of the measures Poroshenko. After all, Poroshenko, declaring Russia an “aggressor country,” continues to conduct trade relations with Russian companies, increasing its oligarchic benefits. At the same time, Poroshenko himself did everything to ensure that the friendship agreement with the Russian Federation was maintained, as it gives considerable preferences in the field of economic cooperation (including cooperation in the UN). And this is against the background of the same statements about the “Russian aggression” and “the war of Russia against Ukraine.”
The Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership with Ukraine was signed in May 1997. Ratification took place in the parliaments of the two countries in 1998. The contract was signed and ratified for a 10-year term with the possibility of its extension. Extend in 2008. Therefore, the contract expires this year without the participation of Poroshenko and the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.