The all-Ukrainian referendum should include two questions, the Ukrainian diplomat and expert in international policy Alexander Chaly said in his comment to the ' "GORDON" .
"I have always been an advocate of direct representative democracy. It seems to me that we need the referendum, but it should include at least two questions: a question on the accession to NATO and a question on Ukraine’s acquiring the status of a permanently neutral state as it was provided by the Declaration on the National Sovereignty of Ukraine adopted in 1990. There has to be a choice, an alternative, rather than one single question," Chaly declared.
According to him, such a referendum needs to be held as soon as possible because the security structure of Ukraine will be decided in the nearest future.
"Why is it so important now? Because the foreign and security policy of Ukraine has to be based on articulate will of the Ukrainian nation. By the fact that we renounce the non-aligned status and proclaim the course to NATO integration without asking the Ukrainian people and promising to hold this referendum in five or six years, means that we are making strategic and political decisions outside the democratic political process within the country. Therefore, it seems to me, that there should be a referendum, but the number of questions has to be increased. It is desirable that is should be held within six months because it is right now, within these days and months that the security structure of Ukraine will be decided," the expert declared.