The Romanian Senate yesterday ratified the treaty of good-neighborly relations with Ukraine by a vote of 65 to 50, with three abstentions. Some Senators of the pro-Western, ruling Democratic Convention joined the leftist opposition in voting against the treaty. Critics object mainly to the recognition of the Romanian-Ukrainian border in the treaty, which was signed on June 2 by Presidents Leonid Kuchma and Emil Constantinescu and ratified by Romania’s Chamber of Deputies on June 26. (Ukrinform, July 8)
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