Putin wants constitutional ban on Russia handing land to foreign powers

Putin wants constitutional ban on Russia handing land to foreign powers

Today·2020-03-03 19:42

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin wants to amend the constitution to make it illegal for Russia to give away any part of its territory to a foreign power, a proposal likely to irritate Japan and Ukraine that have territorial disputes with Moscow.

The amendment is one of an array of constitutional changes proposed by Putin as part of a shake-up of the political system that critics say may be designed to keep him in power after he is due to leave the Kremlin in 2024.

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