KIEV, Ukraine – A Ukrainian parliamentarian has presented to the Supreme Rada (Ukrainian parliament) a draft appeal to the country’s president, Pyotr Poroshenko, which contains the request to declare war on Russia.
The proposal was made by Mr Vitaly Kupry. Information about the appeal was posted on the official website of the Ukrainian parliament.
The document was presented under the title “Draft decree on the appeal of the Supreme Rada of Ukraine to the Ukrainian president regarding the declaration of war, rupture of diplomatic relations and suppression of communications by means of transport with the Russian Federation.”
Last week, the Ukrainian leader signed a law ending the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. The new law provides that the agreement will cease to apply from April 2019.
Moscow described the decision of Kiev as a destructive step and lamented the break.
The Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Russia and Ukraine was signed in Kiev on 31 May 1997. The document, valid for 10 years, entered into force on 1 April 1999 with automatic extension for a further 10 years if there are no objections.
The document is essential for bilateral relations between the two countries and provides for a strategic partnership.
Meanwhile, Kiev is moving parachute units to the sea coast of Azov and Black Sea, stated Poroshenko during his visit to the part of the Donetsk region controlled by Ukrainian authorities.
According to the Ukrainian president, among others will be displaced, by air, detachments of the 95th brigade, which will also strengthen the defense of the coast, a Ukrainian TV channel said.
Poroshenko added that after the imposition of martial law, the short-term training of the brigades that defended the most dangerous flank was carried out.
Russian Deputy Aleksandr Sherin believes that Poroshenko’s statement is one more way of raising his popularity and a pretext for prolonging martial law. According to him, the decision is not appropriate from the military point of view, nor from the point of view of military tactical or strategic actions.
Published on: Dec 22, 2018 @ 13:15