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Ukraine amends constitution to cement EU


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks during a press conference in Kiev on December 16, 2018 (AFP pic)KIEV: Ukraine on Thursday adopted “historic” changes to its constitution, spelling out the ex-Soviet country’s aspirations to join the EU and NATO two months before a crucial presidential vote.
In a final third reading in parliament, a total of 334 lawmakers approved the amendments to the country’s basic law, with 35 voting against.
Changes to the constitution require 300 votes to pass.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who initiated the bill and is running for re-election on March 31, called the passing of the legislation a “momentous” decision.
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