Ukraine has closed its representative office in CIS

Украина закрыла представительство при СНГ

Ukraine still send an invitation to participate in the meeting of the Council of CIS heads of government held in Astana on 2 November.

Mission of Ukraine to the statutory bodies of the Commonwealth of independent States was closed in August. This was stated by the Chairman of the Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev, Interfax reported on Tuesday, August 28.

“We regret that in the month of August was closed the mission of Ukraine to the statutory bodies of the Commonwealth”, – said Lebedev in Minsk.

However, the Chairman of the Executive Committee noted that “the contact we have with Ukraine remains”. “We performed it in Minsk through the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Belarus. There is a specialized person”, – he explained.

“I don’t see anything tragic, because we have ten years ago, this situation was,” said Lebedev. According to him, the then adviser to one of the embassies has combined its activities with the diplomatic mission representing your country to the statutory bodies of the CIS.

“I still hope that Ukraine will maintain its presence in the Commonwealth,” – said Lebedev.

He noted that Ukraine will be invited to participate in the meeting of the Council of CIS heads of government held in Astana on 2 November. He stressed that “Ukraine has not seceded from the Commonwealth, it is the de jure state remains a party, so we all the documents she sent and invitations”.

We will remind, on may 22 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko enacted NSDC decision on withdrawal from CIS. In this case the decision on the President’s website is not disclosed, as has the stamp “for official use only.”

In turn, Russia demands from Ukraine 300 million rubles for membership in the CIS. The contributions were not paid over four years.

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