Ukraine

Ukraine recognizes Russia as a state-aggressor

27 january 2015 | 14:30

Ukrainian parliament appealed to the parliaments of other countries to increase pressure on Russia.

Верховная Рада
The Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution on Russia
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a resolution recognizing Russia as a state-aggressor. 271 MPs supported the document.

The Ukrainian Parliament calls on the parliaments of foreign states and international organizations to recognize Russia as a state-aggressor, increase pressure on the country, and recognize "DPR" and "LPR" as terrorist organizations.

The draft resolution has been read by the head of Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs Anna Hopko. "The Ukrainian parliament recognizes the Russian Federation as a state-aggressor and calls on Ukraine's international partners to prevent impunity for crimes against humanity committed since the beginning of the Russian aggression against Ukraine," – says the statement.

Read more: Draft Resolution recognizing Russia as aggressor is registered in Ukraine's Parliament

The statement notes that Ukrainian parliament recognizes Russia as a state-aggressor, supporting terrorism and blocking the activity of the UN Security Council, which threatens international peace and security.

Also Ukrainian parliament urges international partners to recognize "DPR" and "LPR" as terrorist organizations.

Moreover, the Ukrainian Parliament asks the international partners to increase pressure on Russia, including through the introduction of new sectoral restrictions, sanctions to stop Russian aggression and force the Russian government to fulfill all the positions of the Minsk agreements, to stop illegal occupation of the Crimea, to release all the hostages and illegally held Ukrainians on the territory of Russia, including member of the PACE delegation, Ukrainian MP Nadia Savchenko."

Ukrainian Parliament also requests PACE to limit the powers of the Russian delegation as long as Russia does not cease ignoring demands of the democratic community.

"We call on the international community to recognize the aggression against Ukraine, the occupation of its territory and tighten the requirements to bring Russia back to the internationally recognized borders" – say the statement.

Read more: MEPs call on EU to strengthen sanctions against Russia

The Ukrainian Parliament meets today for the extraordinary meeting, where it plans to adopt a number of laws stabilizing the situation in the Donbas.

Source: ZN.UA

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