Ukraine has included the goal of accession to the European Union and the military Alliance Nato in the Constitution. In Parliament, a clear majority of members for the Amendment agreed to on Thursday. President Petro Poroshenko spoke before the vote a "historic day".
"It is very important that the Nato is the security. The safety, not just the military,“ said the 53-Year-old. "But it comes to the safety of citizens safety on the roads, the protection of the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, legal certainty."
Poroshenko wants to secure the amendment also his re-election as President. The ballot is for the 31. March planned. According to surveys, he must be anxious to make it to the expected runoff election. Previously it was registered in the Ukraine, a record number of 37 candidates.More about
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In Eastern Ukraine, government troops have been fighting for nearly five years, against the of Russia supported separatists. In addition, Moscow 2014 had annexed the Peninsula of Crimea. Due to the unresolved conflict, a Nato-accession. (dpa)daily mirror tomorrow location for your Free copy