271 MP of 298 registered in session hall voted for this decision.
Ukrainian Parliament has adopted a bill which recognizes Russia as aggressor country and self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as terrorist organizations.
According to the statement, the Verkhovna Rada recognizes Russian federation as aggressor and calls on international partners of Ukraine to prevent impunity for those responsible for crimes against humanity committed since the beginning of Russian aggression against Ukraine.
‘Recognize Russian Federation as aggressor country which supports terrorism and blocks activity of the UN Security Council that threatens international peace and security. And the so-called DNR and LNR should be recognized as terrorist organizations’, – it is said in the statement which was read out from the tribune of the Parliament by head of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Anna Hopko.
The statement refers to the necessity to increase pressure on RF including through implementation of new sectoral restrictive measures, sanctions in order to stop Russian aggression and force Russian government to implement in full all items of Minsk agreements.
In addition, the statement emphasizes necessity for cessation on illegal occupation and stresses on release of all hostages and Ukrainian citizens that are illegally detained on the territory of Russian Federation, including MP Nadia Savchenko.
‘Limit the powers of Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe until Russian Federation ceases ignoring international demands of democratic community’, – Ms. Hopko said.
The statement also refers to necessity ‘to provide Ukraine with military aid in order to strengthen its defense capabilities, humanitarian aid for affected civilian population and internally displaced people, help restore critical infrastructure of Donbas’.
Ukraine’s Parliament calls on international community to recognize the fact of aggression against Ukraine, occupation of its territory and tighten the requirements for return of internationally recognized borders, preventing creation of dangerous precedents as a gross violation of international order and security which have been established after WWII’, – Anna Hopko said.