Petro Poroshenko during the 2018 Kyiv Security Forum: Ukraine stops its participation within the CIS
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said Ukraine intends to cease all relations with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). With such a statement he addressed during the 11th Kyiv Security Forum, organized by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation "Open Ukraine".
The annual international event Kyiv Security Forum was launched by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation Open Ukraine in 2007 as a platform for high-level discussions on the current issues in Europe and the Black Sea region. The Forum aims at increasing security cooperation between the EU and the Black Sea region, raising awareness about regional developments among key regional players, promoting the role of independent and non-governmental actors in setting the security agenda in Europe.
The event is being held with the support of NATO Information and Documentation Center in Ukraine, the German Marshall Fund, The Victor Pinchuk Foundation, The Royal Institute of International Relations, Chatham House (UK), and The Regional Representative Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine.