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Poroshenko signs law on Constitutional amendments regarding Ukraine's course towards EU, NATO

Ukraine's Parliament has voted for the bill on February 7
13:54, 19 February 2019

Presidential Administration press office

President Petro Poroshenko signed the law No. 9037 on the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, which stipulates the country's intentions to enter the EU and NATO

The head of the state did this during the extraordinary session of the Ukrainian Parliament timed to the fifth anniversary of the beginning of Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine.

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The law submits changes to the Constitution's preamble, stating that the Parliament supports the European identity of the Ukrainian nation and the irrevocable nature of Ukraine's European and Atlantic path.

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Specific provisions grant the Parliament the authority to implement the principles of the internal and external policy and the strategic course of the country's membership in the EU and NATO. The President guarantees the implementation of this course. The government is also responsible for the practical implementation of the mentioned course.

The document cancels the legal norm that lets foreign military units deploy their bases on the territory of Ukraine.  

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