Ukraine's parliament has passed a constitutional amendment that makes joining NATO and the European Union the country's strategic goal.
Ukraine's parliament, the Supreme Rada, on Thursday (7 February) passed constitutional amendments to cement those commitments. President Petro Poroshenko called the vote a "historic day" that will strengthen his government's resolve to carry out economic reforms.
Poroshenko runs for re-election in March.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: President Petro Poroshenko speaking with Ukrainian diplomats at their annual gathering in Kiev in 2018. (archive picture)
On Tuesday, PACE approved a resolution that will allow the Russian delegation to take part in the Assembly's June session. The resolution was backed by 118 members, 62 parliamentarians voted against it, while 10 abstained.
In the Karabakh peace process there has been a reluctance by track 1 participants to engage properly with track II initiatives. The EU supported EPNK process has shown that unconventional diplomacy has much to contribute, and its energy must now be put to good use.