President of Ukraine

President to submit constitutional amendments to the Parliament in order to consolidate the strategic movement of Ukraine towards EU and NATO membership

28 June 2018 - 10:54

President to submit constitutional amendments to the Parliament in order to consolidate the strategic movement of Ukraine towards EU and NATO membership

President Petro Poroshenko will submit constitutional amendments to the Parliament for the purpose of consolidating the strategic objectives of the Ukrainian state in the Basic Law - the acquisition of Ukraine's membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance.

"Another changes to the Constitution on which I emphasize. In the near future, I will submit to the Verkhovna Rada draft amendments to the Constitution that will consolidate our two strategic goals closely linked to each other," the President said during the solemn events on the occasion of the Constitution Day of Ukraine.

The Head of State said that preparing that initiative, he had been guided by three very important considerations. "First, the European and Euro-Atlantic integration clearly corresponds to the national interests of Ukraine. Second, the orientation towards the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance is supported by an absolute majority of citizens, as evidenced by the dynamics of public opinion. But, thirdly, there is an obvious threat of revision of the European and Euro-Atlantic strategy under the influence of various external and internal circumstances. And it comes not only from the forces that have earned the reputation of the fifth column," Petro Poroshenko noted.

According to him, "among politicians, it is becoming increasingly desirable to question our well-versed European course, and we already have separate irresponsible politicians drawing the need to return to the East".

"I am sure that this should be a direct text in the Constitution," the President emphasized and expressed confidence that it was possible to gather three hundred votes for that decision in the current composition of the Verkhovna Rada.

"And we have to start working in this direction immediately," the Head of State summed up.

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