The effect of the Contract on friendship and cooperation with Russia is not terminated, but discontinued. About this on his Facebook page wrote Deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko, explaining that between these concepts – a big difference.
“Today, BP had not terminated the contract, as scribbled by those who have not read the initiative of the President, and cancelled it. Why today? Elections. Just the agreement ends in 2018, as a rule, such documents will automatically be extended for the next 10 years, but in this case automatism can not be. There is no friendship, no cooperation, a war that Russia is waging against the independent and sovereign Ukraine”, – wrote Gerashchenko.
Also Gerashchenko has denied that President Poroshenko and his team altered the position under the contract.
“This is a blatant lie and manipulation. We stood on the position that Ukraine has fulfilled all international obligations and agreements. It is, Russia violated the Agreement and our borders, and it is for him in all the international courts should be responsible. The cancellation of the Contract, which is speculated these years the opposition, would have led to the deterioration of our evidence and legal positions in the courts, because Russia would have speculated that, say, Ukraine has terminated the agreement, about any violations of it,” – said Vice-speaker.