Lebedev hopes that Ukraine will retain its membership in the CIS
CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev nourishes the hope that in 2015, Ukraine will retain its membership in the Commonwealth.
the CIS is comprised of eleven countries - all former Soviet republics except Georgia and the three Baltic countries joined the EU. Kiev in February 2014 announced that refuses further chairmanship in the CIS. In March the Council of state security and defence told that Ukraine wants to refuse participation in the CIS, but until not filed a formal application. At the end of November, several deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, representing the ruling coalition, has registered a draft resolution on stopping the membership and participation of Ukraine in the CIS bodies.
" We are very hopeful that the new 2015 Ukraine will retain participation in the CIS, despite the attempts of some politicians in Kyiv to stop her membership in the Commonwealth, " said Lebedev reporters on Tuesday in Minsk.
He expressed the opinion that " sober-minded policy of Ukraine, the staff of the government, the presidential administration and the members of the Supreme sake understand that participation in the CIS should Ukraine itself." It it is profitable, without interaction within the CIS, Ukraine's economy is likely to experience difficult times in connection with the termination of these relationships, " - said Lebedev.