Rada backs changes to Constitution of Ukraine confirming its path toward EU and NATO 02/07/2019 18:14:12. Total views 817. Views today — 0.

The Verkhovna Rada has backed amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine on the country's path to the EU and NATO, - correspondent of OstroV reports.

334 deputies have voted for the relevant decision.

"This is the irreversibility of our European choice. This is the beginning of a real integration. Ukraine will be in the EU. Ukraine will be in NATO", - speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy said.

"The legislative initiative is intended to make the necessary changes to the Constitution in order to implement the purposeful pragmatic path of Ukraine to acquire full membership of Ukraine in the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization as strategic foreign policy priorities of the state", - the explanatory note to the law said.

The law also repeals the provision in transitional provisions of the Constitution on the possibility of using the existing military bases on the territory of Ukraine for the temporary stay of foreign military formations on lease.

Earlier, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine supported the proposed amendments to the Constitution regarding the consolidation of the path of Ukraine towards the EU and NATO.