16 July 2019

29 years ago, on 16 July 1990, the Verkhovna Rada, fulfilling the will of the Ukrainian people, adopted a fateful document – the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Ukrainian SSR. It was an important step towards building of a state, which laid the foundations of the constitutional system. The young Ukrainian state committed itself to become constantly neutral, not to participate in military blocs and to observe three non-nuclear principles: not to accept, not to produce and not to acquire nuclear weapons. The Declaration of Independence Act of 24 August 1991, which, in turn, is based on the preamble of the Constitution, has become a tool for implementing the Declaration of State Sovereignty. These three most important documents consistently implement the will of the Ukrainian people about a strong, independent and neutral Ukraine. It is unacceptable to revise the basic documents and rewrite the will of the people following some immediate needs of individual politicians.

The Opposition Bloc advocates strict adherence to the principles of the rule of law and neutrality that are fundamental to the state. This is the foundation our common home – a multinational, civilized and peaceful Ukraine – stands on.

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