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Ukraine finally scraps friendship treaty with Russia. But it won't change much |
Friendship treaty On 31 May 1997, then President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma and his Russian counterpart Boris Yeltsin signed in Kyiv the wide-ranging Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. It took almost two years to ratify the agreement. The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada approved the agreement on 14 January 1998. The Russian …