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Russian - Ukrainian Friendship Treaty
Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation
Signed May 31, 1997; 20 years ago (1997-05-31)[1]
Signatories
Languages "Ukrainian, "Russian

Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation — an agreement between "Ukraine and the "Russian Federation, signed in 1997, which fixed the principle of strategic partnership, the recognition of the inviolability of existing borders, respect for territorial integrity and mutual commitment not to use its territory to harm the security of each other.[2] The treaty is still in force.[3]

Signing and Ratification[edit]

The treaty was signed in "Kiev May 31, 1997 by the "President of Ukraine "Leonid Kuchma and "Russian President "Boris Yeltsin.[1]

In Ukraine, the treaty was ratified by Law of Ukraine N 13/98—ВР on 14 January 1998 (On ratification of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation) [4]

In the "Russian Federation in December 25, 1998 the "State Duma of "Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation adopted a resolution on the adoption of the federal law «On ratification of the Agreement of Friendship, Collaboration and Partnership Between the Russian Federation and Ukraine» and directed it to the "Federation Council. The Federation Council approved this Federal Law by Resolution from 17 February 1999. The treaty was ratified.[5]

Contents of the treaty[edit]

Under the agreement both parties ensure the citizens of the other countries' rights and freedoms on the same basis and to the same extent that it provides for its citizens, except as prescribed by national legislation of States or international treaties.

Every country protects in established order of the rights of its citizens living in another country, in accordance with commitments to documents "Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and other universally recognized principles and norms of international law, agreements within the "CIS.

The agreement, among other things confirms the inviolability of borders of countries.[3]

Under Article 2:

«In accord with provisions of the UN Charter and the obligations of the Final Act on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the High Contracting Parties shall respect each other′s territorial integrity and reaffirm the inviolability of the borders existing between them.»[6][3][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://calhoun.nps.edu/bitstream/handle/10945/8939/russianukrainian00stew.pdf Dale B. Stewart. THE RUSSIAN-UKRAINIAN FRIENDSHIP TREATY AND THE SEARCH FOR REGIONAL STABILITY IN EASTERN EUROPE. THESIS.NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL Monterey,California. December,1997
  2. ^ "Setting Past Aside, Russia and Ukraine Sign Friendship Treaty". The New York Times. 1 June 1997. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bound by treaty: Russia, Ukraine and Crimea". DW.COM. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Про ратифікацію Договору про дружбу, співробітництво і пар... - від 14.01.1998 № 13/98-ВР". Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Журнал «Дипломатичний вісник»: Постанова Державної Думи Федерального Зібрання РФ
  6. ^ "Договір про дружбу, співробітництво і партнерство між Укра... - від 31.05.1997". Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation". "JSTOR 41036701. 


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