"Parliament in Ukraine has adopted changes in its constitution, which points straight towards an application for membership in both the EU and the north atlantic treaties."
" It is a historic day, said president Petro Porosjenko ago the parliament has accepted the amendment with the voting figures 334 to 35."
"the changes to the constitution requires 300 votes to be adopted. The amendment states that the country shall seek full membership in the EU and Nato and to the president, the government and parliament to stick with it."
"Some believe it also is a part of the Porosjenkos attempt to win the presidential election on 31 march."
"the Parliament stated that no Russian observers shall be allowed at the election, something both Russia and Ukraine's western allies criticise."
"Tensions between Kiev and Moscow is huge because of the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 and fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine."