After we return Crimea, there will be no Russian base, - Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The President urged to adopt the draft amendments to the Constitution which excludes the permission to use military bases in Ukraine
12:26, 20 September 2018

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The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urges the Verkhovna Rada to exclude the norm on deploying of Russian Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol, so that after Crimea returns to Ukraine, the Russian base would not be there. The President said it during his annual speech in the Parliament, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

“On Monday, I put into force the decision of the National Security and Defence Council – not to prolong the Treaty on the so-called Friendship with Russia. The Foreign Ministry will send a note to Moscow, and I will submit a relevant bill to the Parliament. It is proposed to exclude from Constitution a norm which allows the deploying of Russian Black Sea fleet in Ukraine. After we return Crimea, there will be no Russian base in Sevastopol,” Poroshenko said.

Related: Ukraine to rescind contract with Russia on joint usage of Sea of Azov

Earlier, the presidential bill of amendments to the Constitution on the Euro-Atlantic direction of Ukraine’s policy was registered on September 3. The text was published on the Parliament’s website.

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