RFE/RL: Ukraine announces plans to quit CIS, terminate parts of Russia friendship treaty

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced plans to quit the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and terminate parts of a friendship treaty with Russia.

Poroshenko urged the government to present a proposal to lawmakers on Ukraine’s full withdrawal from the CIS, which Kyiv has been an associate member of since the group was formed following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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