Ukraine will eliminate its non-aligned status and will integrate into NATO and the EU. Five parties of the Verkhovna Rada have agreed to and signed a coalition agreement
The Petro Poroshenko Bloc, People’s Front, Samopomich, Radical Party and Fatherland tonight agreed to a position and signed the coalition agreement. This was reported to LigaBusinessInform by a source in the parliament.
According to the source, the main points of the agreement are: abolition of parliamentary immunity for newly elected MPs, and a new procedure to be worked out and approved for impeachment of the president. Another point of agreement is integration into the European Union and implementation of all the items of the Association Agreement on the path.
Also, all five members of the coalition parties documented that the non-aligned status of Ukraine will be abolished. Instead, according to the agreement, entry into the NATO alliance will now be the objective of Ukraine.
In addition, under the agreement, members will adopt a new electoral system, undoing the majoritarian (first past the post) system and introducing a proportional representation system with open lists. Coalition members also agreed to carry out decentralization in Ukraine.
In addition, the parties agreed that Ukraine will return control of the Crimea and submit claims against Russia. Ukraine will also create permanent locations for the IDPs (internally displaced persons) in the east of Ukraine, and will allocate no less than 3% of GDP to defense.
According to the agreement, an Anti-Corruption Bureau and National Agency for Countering Corruption will also be established. In addition, the National Police will be established within the framework of the reform of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD). The parties also agreed to implement de-communization, and to ban Soviet and Nazi symbols and propaganda. Furthermore, in the major cities mayoral elections will be held in two rounds, and on the local councils there will be fewer members.
Presentation of the agreement will take place today at 12:30 on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada.