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 Parliament votes to allow foreign troops to Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada has allowed the admission of the armed forces of other states to the territory of Ukraine, if the purpose of their stay is to provide Ukraine’s request in the form of carrying out international peacekeeping and security operations on the basis of the UN or EU decision.

The bill #2953 was passed by 240 deputies with 226 required, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainian News.

Corresponding amendments were made to the law "On the order of admission and conditions of stay of the armed forces of other states in the territory of Ukraine."

One of the requirements for the international treaty on admitting units of armed forces of foreign states to the territory of Ukraine was amended term of stay - until achievement of the goal compared to previous wording that required clear definiteness and limited time.

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The document also provides for the admission of foreign units, which are potential carriers of nuclear weapons or other types of weapons of mass destruction to the territory of Ukraine for a short-term deployment provided proper oversight by Ukraine (the previous edition allowed admission only provided proper reconstruction, which is certified by the relevant document).

The Parliament banned the admission of military units to Ukraine's territory for countries conducting armed aggression against it.

The basis for the denunciation of international treaties of Ukraine on temporary stay of foreign units in its territory is a contradiction of foreign armed units' deployment to Ukraine's national interests.

On March 3 Poroshenko enacted the decision of the National Security Council regarding the appeal to the UN and the EU on the introduction of a peacekeeping mission in Ukraine.

On March 17, the Parliament approved the appeal to the UN Security Council and the EU Council on the introduction of an international peacekeeping and security operation in the territory of Ukraine.


 
 
 
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