March 29, 2019  |  Updated March 29, 2019

Moscow Falsely Accuses Ukraine of Violating Friendship Treaty

By William Echols
Ukraine - Pro-Russian separatists patrol a street in the eastern Ukrainian city of Makeyevka on February 18, 2015.

On Tuesday, March 12, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a note regarding Kyiv’s decision to terminate the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Russia and Ukraine.

That note listed what Russia’s TASS state news agency described as a “number of Ukraine’s violations.”

The statement accused Kyiv of “violating the rights of their own citizens” and ruining traditional ties between Russians and Ukrainians “under the guise of fighting the ‘aggressor’.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry added that “the court of history will inevitably pass a harsh sentence for them.”

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