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Ukraine's Parliament Drops Non-Aligned Status

Ukraine took a further step toward seeking NATO membership Tuesday, when the country's parliament passed a law abolishing Kyiv's neutral, non-aligned status. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to do away with the non-aligned status. It was adopted in 2010 under Russian pressure and prevented Kyiv from making military alliances. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he will seek membership in NATO, the Western military alliance, as Kyiv fights Russian-backed rebels in...

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