Balbec praised the cancellation by Ukraine of the Memorandum on the fight against terrorism
State Duma Deputy Ruslan Balbec, commenting on the termination of the Memorandum Ukraine with Russia in the fight against terrorism, said that Kiev broke the agreement, which he did not comply.
On Wednesday, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has terminated the Memorandum of 2012 on cooperation with Russia in combating terrorism. The explanatory Memorandum States that this decision "will create additional legal and political reasons for protection of national interests of Ukraine in the conditions of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation and raise the profile of Ukraine".
"I do not recall that Ukraine has cooperated with our country on counter-terrorism 2014. Just did the opposite: with the consent of Kiev to the Crimea, there were subversive groups, who even managed to undermine the infrastructure of the Peninsula near Alushta. Most of these homegrown terrorists were detained by our security services, but the fact of the penetration of armed people on our territory speaks to the fact that the Ukrainian government had joined terrorist organisations. So tore up the contract, which themselves have not kept. We are neither cold nor hot," said Balbec RIA Novosti.
The Memorandum signed on July 12, 2012 in Yalta, automatically renewed every year unless, as stated in article 9 of the document, "none of the parties notify at least 90 days before the end of the next annual period in written form the other party of its intention to terminate it".
Relations between Moscow and Kiev deteriorated on the background of the situation in the Donbass. Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the internal Affairs of the country. In January 2015 the Verkhovna Rada adopted the statement in which Russia is called "an aggressor country". Russia charges Ukrainian side denies and calls unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Kiev overcame political and economic crisis.