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Starting with Article 1, most agree with the idea behind this statement: “Ukraine is a sovereign and independent, democratic, social, law-based state.”

The problem, as so many Ukrainians and foreigners know, is that reality seldom matches the lofty ideals set forth in the nation’s fundamental law.

Here are some of the Kyiv Post staff’s observations about where the constitution doesn’t live up to its promise.

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