Ukrainian MP Maksym Burbak urged the Parliament to turn to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, asking the Assembly to initiate Ukraine's inclusion into the Alliance. The lawmaker from the People's Front party filed the respective draft law on February 6.
According to the offer, the preamble should include the mention about the 'protection of the European civilization, which is the age-old mission of the Ukrainian nation, as it defines Ukraine's geostrategic position on the continent'.
The actual address comes as follows:
'The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine turns to the NATO, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, national parliaments of the NATO member countries, urging to immediately initiate the official, mutual and judicially binding procedure of granting Ukraine the NATO membership in the order foreseen by the North Atlantic Treaty of April 4, 1949'.
On February 7, the Ukrainian Parliament plans to consider the ultimate submission of amendments to the Constitution regarding Ukraine's intentions to join the EU and NATO.