Russian diplomat: Ukraine continues to take part in the CIS
Ukraine, which has announced its intention to withdraw from the CIS, continues to work within the Commonwealth, but is no longer active, said Last news Director of the first Department of the CIS countries, Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mikhail Evdokimov.
After the change of power in Ukraine in 2014, the country's new leadership made statements of intent to withdraw from participation in the CIS, and in November, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko withdrew from the CIS Executive Committee and the messenger of the country Anatoly Dron. Ukraine is a founder and member of the Commonwealth, but is not formally a member, because not ratified the CIS Charter. In accordance with the Charter country ceases membership in the CIS, one year After submission to the Executive Committee of the relevant notes, which Kiev until not made.
"now Ukraine participates in the CIS, but not as actively as before