In the Ukrainian Parliament, 334 deputies voted for the amendments to the Basic law.
Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a majority vote project No. 9037 on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine. The changes relate to the approval of the basic law of the policy of integration of Ukraine into the European Union and NATO, informs Rus.Media.
For the project voted 334 deputies.
According to the document, the Constitution would be amended as follows:
– in article 3 (preamble) of the Basic law will be submitted to the following sentence:
“And affirming the European identity of the Ukrainian people and the irreversibility of the European and Euro-Atlantic course of Ukraine”.
– paragraph 5 of article 85 will be changed thus:
“Determination of principles of domestic and foreign policy, the implementation of the strategic course of the state for the acquisition of full membership of Ukraine in EU in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization”.
– article 102 of the complement in these words:
“The President of Ukraine is the guarantor of the implementation of the strategic course of the state for the acquisition of full membership of Ukraine in the EU and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization”.
– article 116 will also be supplemented by the following phrase:
“Ensures the implementation of strategic policy of the state for the acquisition of full membership of Ukraine in the EU and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization”.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged the Parliament to immediately amend the agenda a project on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine is January 17, but the document was not included in the agenda of the Parliament.
At the end of December 2018, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko offered MPs Council approve the amendments to the Constitution on the country’s integration into NATO and the European Union until February 2019.
22 November 2018, the constitutional court of Ukraine recognized corresponding to the Constitution amendments to the Basic law on Ukraine’s course on integration into the European Union and NATO, submitted by President Petro Poroshenko.