The bill, which passed with 256 votes, 30 more than required, must undergo a second reading.
The parliamentarians also approved a draft bill to impose a moratorium on the privatization of Krivorozhstal, which accounts for 20% of Ukraine's steel market. The bill, pending a second reading, passed with 255 votes.
The parliament also adopted a regulation On Keeping Krivorozhstal's Shares in the State Sector, recommending that the government back down from its privatization plans for the company.
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