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“Batkivshchyna” unanimously voted for the draft law “On termination of the Agreement on friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation” (No. 0206).
About it reported in a press-service of the party.
As noted during the consideration of the relevant document, the people’s Deputy from “Batkivshchyna” Boris Tarasyuk, it is a matter of strategic importance for our state.
“The bill that we are considering were introduced by the President of Ukraine. You can ask the question: where is the President of Ukraine and the Minister of foreign Affairs in the consideration of this vital issue,” he said.
Borys Tarasyuk also showed statements of Yulia Tymoshenko and Gregory Nemyria and Serhiy Vlasenko, who are now in business trip in Washington at the invitation of the Congress and Senate of the United States, an official request to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy to enroll their votes “For” denunciation of the friendship with Russia.
His statement, the leader of “Batkivshchyna” previously published on a personal page on Facebook, also adding the appropriate treatment of members of her faction who are also in America today.
“Unfortunately, today I can not physically attend the meeting of Parliament, because they are in the US with a visit. This is a very important trip for the formation of new security systems and guarantees of Ukraine from the United States of America. It is agreed in advance and could not be cancelled or transferred to another week,” she wrote.
Yulia Tymoshenko noted that this is an official and consistent position of her personal and her political power.
The party leader also recalled that Boris Tarasyuk has made a draft on the termination of friendship with Russia at the very beginning of work of the Verkhovna Rada of the VIII convocation.
For his part, the Deputy from “Batkivshchyna” Igor Lutsenko said from the rostrum of the Parliament that today’s decision is correct, but belated.
“In that 4 years did not break the Treaty on friendship, is the composition of high treason. It will be necessary when the legal conditions, be sure to find out who organized this four-year delay in the termination of the contract. Needs for this should be punished!”- he said.
Presenting the position of the party, Boris Tarasyuk, said that in 2015, together with colleagues in the faction he introduced a bill to suspend at least several articles of the Treaty, including the odious article on strategic partnership between Ukraine and Russia, but the foreign Ministry has not found grounds for this.