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 Azov's Biletskyi elected National Corps leader as congress approves new party program

Members of the Azov Civil Corps NGO and Azov Regiment veterans took part in a congress, where they agreed to set up a new party, adopted its name, statute, program, and elected its leadership.

Censor.NET correspondent reports from the scene.

The delegates have approved the name of the new party founded on the basis of the Azov Civil Corps - the National Corps Party. The decision was supported by 284 delegates, with five being against.

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The congress has also adopted the statute and program of the new political force. The party program stipulates the restoration of Ukraine's nuclear potential and legalization of firearms (i.e. the right to possess a short-rifled firearm by all mentally healthy persons with no criminal record).

The program also provides for the right to refuse from military conscription. To this end, a citizen has to pay a certain amount in the country's budget and give up the right to vote.

The party also stands for the establishment of a Baltic-Black Sea union, revision of the presidential powers and holding of debates on the resumption of death penalty.

Andrii Biletskyi, independent MP and commander of National Guard's Azov Regiment, has been unanimously elected the National Corps leader for a four-year term.

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