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 Kyiv terminates sister city relationships with six Russian cities and regions

Kyiv City Council deputies at a plenary meeting on Thursday decided that from now on Moscow, Volgograd, St. Petersburg, Ulan-Ude, Republic of Komi, and Makhachkala are no longer Kyiv's sister cities/regions.

Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

The Kyiv City State Administration has been ordered to take organizational and legal measures to terminate bilateral treaties, agreements, memoranda, reports, and other documents signed with the relevant cities and regions of Russia.

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"The last cooperation program with Moscow expired back in 2013. Given the political situation between the countries, cooperation with the cities located in the territory of the Russian Federation has been consciously stopped. So, these documents have a symbolic status rather than legal. However, given the ideological component, it would be correct to take a collective decision," Deputy Mayor - City Council Secretary Volodymyr Prokopov said.

The corresponding decision was supported by 97 deputies.
 
 
 
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