Petro Poroshenko has amended the story
Ukraine has secured the Euro-Atlantic vector in the Constitution.
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted an amendment to the Constitution, locking the country’s aspiration to join the EU and NATO. For this decision voted 334 deputies in the 300 necessary. There was only against members of the Opposition bloc, and no abstentions at all.
“Today is a historic day, — said Petro Poroshenko on his page on Facebook.— Parliament supported my bill of amendments to the Constitution on the strategic course of Ukraine on acquiring of full membership in the European Union and NATO. It is very important that NATO is about security. Not only about military security, but also about security of the citizen, protection of rights and freedoms. This is what unites us”.
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It now reads that the Verkhovna Rada adopted the Constitution, “caring for the strengthening of civil harmony on Ukrainian soil, and affirming the European identity of the Ukrainian people and bespovorotno European and Euro-Atlantic course of Ukraine”. Hereinafter will be mentioned as “the President of Ukraine is the guarantor of the implementation of the strategic course of the state on the attainment of full membership of Ukraine in the EU and the North Atlantic Treaty organization (NATO.— “Kommersant”)”.
President Poroshenko himself is also present in the hall of the Verkhovna Rada during voting and did not hide that this time was his long-awaited. About the upcoming consideration of amendments he mentioned a week ago on the forum “From Cool to Brussels. We go our own way”, where he announced about the participation in the presidential elections on March 31.