This was originally published on February 19, 2019. It is of utmost relevance to Ukraine Crisis
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a constitutional amendment committing the country to becoming a member of NATO and the European Union.
Addressing parliament on February 19, Poroshenko said he saw securing Ukraine’s membership in NATO and the EU as his “strategic mission.”
Ukraine should “submit a request for EU membership and receive a NATO membership action plan no later than 2023,” the president told the Verkhovna Rada.
However, he acknowledged that his country needs to come a “long way” to meet the criteria of joining both institutions.
European Council President Donald Tusk attended the signing of the constitutional amendment in the parliament building.
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The original source of this article is RFE/RL