Ukraine has no plans to leave CIS

Other News Materials 22 August 2008 15:54 (UTC +04:00)

There are no plans for Ukraine to leave the Commonwealth of Independent States, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Belarus Igor Likhovy told a press conference in Minsk on August 22.

"Surely certain political forces will soon initiate revising the model of Ukraine's participation in the CIS in the Ukrainian parliament. I don't think the walkout from the CIS will be adopted," he said, reported Belta.

The diplomat remarked, as an associated member of the CIS Ukraine takes quite an active part in Commonwealth processes but gives priority to promoting bilateral relations. "Bilateral cooperation is more productive and more responsible," underscored Igor Likhovy.