French Foreign Ministry Calls Constitutional Overhaul Russia's 'Sovereign Decision'

French Foreign Ministry Calls Constitutional Overhaul Russia's 'Sovereign Decision'

France sees Russia's plans to change its constitution as the country's internal matter as long as they comply with international rules, a spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry said Friday

PARIS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th February, 2020) France sees Russia's plans to change its constitution as the country's internal matter as long as they comply with international rules, a spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry said Friday.

"The constitutional revision is a sovereign decision of Russia, which should remain fully committed to its international obligations," the spokesman said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the plan to change the constitution in a televised speech to parliament in January. He told a panel drafting the amendments on Thursday that he wanted it to enshrine a ban on alienating Russian territories.

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