The foreign Ministry said, as Ukrainian diplomats remained in Russia after the scandal with Skripal

The foreign Ministry said, as Ukrainian diplomats remained in Russia after the scandal with Skripal



4 APR, 16:46

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During the Russian aggression was terminated more than 40 agreements with Russia.

In Russia in the diplomatic service remained 37 Ukrainian diplomats.

This was stated by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine on European integration Elena serkal during a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on foreign Affairs, writes “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“There are 37 of our diplomats. Now we submit for approval the missing number,” she said, noting that perhaps it will be about 13 diplomats to replace sent.

According to zerkal, Ministry of foreign Affairs is working to ensure the protection of rights of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, despite the expulsion of diplomats.

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She also said that since the beginning of the Russian aggression Ukraine has suspended or ripped 44 of the Treaty.

“By 2014, the Ukraine and the Russian Federation concluded the international contract 451. After the beginning of armed aggression, we began an inventory of the legal framework of bilateral relations with Russia. As of April 2018, according to our data, was performed all the necessary internal procedures and the decision to suspend or stop the actions of one international agreement, intergovernmental agreements 25 (20 on the initiative of Ukraine, 5 – Russia), interagency 18 agreements,” – said the mirror, adding that, in particular, tried to reduce the number of agreements that Ukraine is not interested to renew.

The Deputy foreign Minister also said that the position regarding the Treaty on friendship, partnership and cooperation with Russia is inappropriate the renewal of such contract.

“We are not for breach of such contract, we advocate that not to renew this contract for the next 10 years due to a change in the circumstances of relations between Ukraine and Russia. These circumstances require new approaches to contract basis”, – concluded the mirror.

We will remind, on March 5, the BBC reported that in the UK former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was in the hospital after serious poisoning by an unknown substance. The Telegraph has learned that Skripal had previously applied to police with the statement that he feared for his life. The wife of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko told the newspaper that the situation with Skripal “very similar to what happened to her husband.” As you know, he died in 2006 as a result of poisoning with polonium.

March 26, Western countries have announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats. While it is known about the relevant decision of 26 countries for 150 diplomats. The expulsion of diplomats was a response to the attempted poisoning of a former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK, which, according to the British investigation, is Moscow.

First about the expulsion of Russian diplomats, announced, in fact, the UK (23 diplomat), then it was joined by 15 countries EU, USA, Canada, Norway and Ukraine.

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