The new Ukrainian Constitution, adopted overwhelmingly by the parliament June 28, bans foreign military forces and bases from Ukraine. However, an article in the constitution’s section on "Transitory Stipulations" allows foreign forces already stationed in Ukraine to use their existing bases for a limited period of time, under conditions and terms agreed upon with Ukraine and enshrined in legally binding agreements. The stipulation preserves the chances of a negotiated solution to the dispute over the basing of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. (Interfax-Ukraine, June 28 through 30)
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