Rada once again refused to support the rupture of diplomatic relations with Russia

KIEV, January 18 — RIA Novosti. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine refused to make the correction on denunciation of the Treaty on friendship and cooperation with Russia in the law on the reintegration of Donbass, the decision on Thursday supported only 104 parliamentarian with the necessary minimum of 226 votes.

The Ukrainian Parliament the third day in a row considering the second reading of the bill on the reintegration of Donbass. The bill of the Russian Federation named “aggressor”, and uncontrolled Kiev territory of Donbass are “occupied”. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the Donbass, and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.

As at 11.50 MSK deputies considered amendments 660 of 673 and expect to adopt the document as a whole until the end of the day.

The amendment obliges the Cabinet to develop and submit to the Parliament a draft law on denunciation of the Treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, was rejected by the relevant Committee, however, its author demanded to bring it to a vote in the hall. In the end, this proposal has not received the necessary 226 votes, so the amendment is finally withdrawn from the draft law.

The Treaty on friendship, cooperation and partnership between the Russian Federation and Ukraine is the basic document of Russian-Ukrainian relations. The document envisages a strategic partnership between the two countries “on the basis of principles of mutual respect, sovereign equality, territorial integrity, inviolability of borders, peaceful settlement of disputes, non-use of force or threat by force, including economic and other means of pressure”.
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