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Earlier on Monday, Oleksandr Turchynov, the faction leader of Ukraine’s Popular Front party, suggested that the deputies consider a bill on cancellation of Ukraine’s non-bloc status at the forthcoming meeting on December 9.
“This question has been widely discussed in society,” Turchynov said adding that a relevant bill had already been submitted to parliament.
The document suggests excluding the word “non-bloc” from Ukraine’s law “On Fundamental Principles of Ukraine’s Internal and Foreign Policy” and replacing it with a provision that sets the goal of Ukraine’s NATO membership. The deputies are also planning to add an amendment banning Ukraine’s membership “in any international and supranational organizations” if it contradicts the goal of Ukraine’s integration with the European Union.Sergey Pashinsky (the Popular Front), a member of the national security and defense committee, suggested that the Ukrainian parliament should ask the United States to grant the status of a military ally to Ukraine.
“It is a political question, which is in the competence of Verkhovnaya Rada," he said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, meanwhile, said late in November that Kiev’s abandonment of the current non-bloc status meant a course towards solving the conflict in south-eastern Ukraine by force and struggle against Russia.
If the events start unfolding according to this scenario, all the peace agreements reached since the time of the 1945 conference in Yalta (on the postwar world set-up) will be scored out, Franz Klintsevich, a member of the Russian State Duma Defense Committee, said on Monday.