MOSCOW, March 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s possible withdrawal from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is an anti-Russian action of propagandistic nature, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in State Duma at a session convened over the ratification of the Treaty on reunification of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol with Russia on Thursday.
“Certainly, we do not keep anyone in the CIS by force. However, this is undertaken not in vital interests of Ukrainian people, but to conduct one more anti-Russian action of propagandistic nature. I have no doubts over it,” Lavrov said.