Recently in the Russian city of St. Petersburg hosted a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian economic Council. Also hosted an informal summit of CIS leaders. Lit there and the leader of the “Opposition platform For life” and part of Putin’s godfather Victor Medvedchuk.
The corresponding video was published by the Russian propaganda media. The footage shows that Medvedchuk is coming to the leaders of the CIS countries and greets them by the hand, and some even manage to exchange a few words. Among leaders it is possible to see the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, first and until recently the only President Kazahstana of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the head of Moldova Igor Dodon and the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.
As Medvedchuk in St. Petersburg met with the leaders of the CIS: watch the video
As informs TV channel “112”, which actually belongs to Medvedchuk, for a meeting with leaders of CIS countries, Ukrainian politics has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin. First of all got acquainted with the historical exhibition devoted to the outbreak of the Second world war. And then there was a dinner where the participants were joined by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev.
Note that before the meeting with the leaders of the CIS countries Medvedchuk held talks with Putin. Hand, in particular, discussed the issue of gas talks between Ukraine and Russia.
Note that Medvedchuk has no authority to negotiate on behalf of Ukraine as a gas transit and a meeting with the leaders of the CIS countries. Basically, at these events it represents and defends the business interests, after all, controls the market of the Russian liquefied natural gas to Ukraine.
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In addition, in 2018, the fifth President Petro Poroshenko has offered to prepare proposals jointly with the Cabinet of Ministers about the official termination of Ukraine’s participation in CIS. However, CIS countries Ukraine did not come out, but it was decided to terminate the individual contracts within the organization, contrary to the national interests of the country.
Until Ukraine emerged from 6 of such transactions:
on exhibition and fair activity;
about interstate exchange of economic information;
information exchange in foreign trade field;
on cooperation in the field of foreign economic activity;
on mutual security of interstate secrets in the field of protection of inventions;
on the establishment of statistical base of the CIS.
What is the CIS? The Commonwealth of Independent States is a regional international organization, which includes some post-Soviet countries. Ukraine de jure is not a member state of the Commonwealth, but has the status of the state founder and state party of the CIS. However, since April 2014 Ukraine’s cooperation within the CIS is minimized. Ukraine came from a number of multilateral agreements within the CIS and has suspended the membership in many bodies of sectoral cooperation.