President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he signed a decree on re-calling the representatives of Ukraine from all statutory bodies of the CIS, he wrote on Twitter. “We have nothing more to do there, we move on to Europe,” he commented. Previously, Poroshenko explained that his country would cease to participate in the coordination bodies of the Commonwealth, but this “does not mean withdrawal from the CIS, since Ukraine has never entered it.” And on April 12 Poroshenko invited the government to prepare a document on the official termination of Ukraine’s participation in the CIS, instructing the cabinet to begin the procedure of Ukraine’s official withdrawal from the constituent bodies of the CIS.
Poroshenko arranged a lot of problems for Ukraine. For example, the with-drawal from the CIS means the renunciation of the agreement on visa-free travel with Russia. It is impossible to assume that it is so easy for the agreement on visa-free travel with Ukraine to take place in the Russian parliament. Even more fantastic is the assumption that this issue will be calmly considered in the parliament of Ukraine. And this will happen with many mutual agreements.
The CIS does not lose anything with the departure of Ukraine. Moreover, Ukraine in a number of issues frankly interfered with cooperation and mutual integration of states. The Customs Union, which grew into the Eurasian Economic Union, was created by Russia primarily because Ukraine blocked many issues of economic integration. Not particularly successful destiny of the CIS is in many respects predetermined by long-term destructive actions of Kiev.
The Commonwealth of Independent States is an international organization designed to regulate relations of cooperation between a number of states formerly part of the USSR. CIS is not a supranational entity and operates on a voluntary basis. In October 2011, eight CIS member states – Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Tajikistan – signed an agreement on a free trade zone that replaced more than one hundred bilateral treaties regulating the free trade regime in the Commonwealth space. Poroshenko’s decision to withdraw from the CIS political scientists have already been interpreted as “to play a dirty trick with the Ukrainians”
Ukraine in December 1991 ratified the agreement on the creation of the CIS and the Protocol to the agreement, but did not ratify the Charter of the Commonwealth, therefore de jure did not become a member of the CIS. Kiev, however, took part in the work of the organization, although not at all levels. In 2014, after the coup in Kiev, the new leadership of the country announced that it was starting the process of withdrawing from the CIS. In October of the same year, the relevant bill was introduced to the Verkhovna Rada, but to this day it has not been considered.
Poroshenko declares the way of Ukraine to Europe, but the EU is ready to accept this country not on the terms promised by its president. On the Maidan, salaries of a European level for Ukrainians were proclaimed, good roads, open borders, large-scale investments from Europe and a huge number of jobs in the EU for Ukrainian citizens. But you just need to see the difference.
The Ukrainian authorities promised citizens that the country would be ac-cepted into the EU on the terms that were given in due time to Spain and Portugal. Before the creation of the European Union, these two states were pouring huge sums of money to “tighten” their economies to the level of Germany and the Benelux countries. In each of these countries poured about $ 2 million a day for a long time. The rest of the countries of Eastern Europe were later adopted on completely different conditions, one of the main ones was the destruction of their own industry.
Ukraine is not even invited to become a member of the EU, but its industry has already been destroyed. As a result, the country lost the Russian market for its products and did not receive the European market. Even on the contrary – European goods poured into Ukraine by a huge flow, squeezing out local production. can You can only guess about the prospects for the movement to Europe.

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