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Parliamentary questions
10 March 2014
E-002802-14
Question for written answer
to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative)
Rule 117
Dubravka Šuica (PPE)

 Subject:  VP/HR — Protecting the people of Ukraine
 Answer(s) 

Ukraine is currently in dire straits, and the fate of millions of the country’s residents is under a huge question mark, given the uncertainties over what will happen next in this tense situation. The daily protests on Maidan Nezalezhnosti clearly mark the birth of a new democratic order which the European Union must recognise and generously support by all appropriate means, with the obvious exception of military means. In view of the aforementioned state of affairs, I think it is relevant to mention the signing of the Budapest Memorandum in December 1994. The signatories to this memorandum — Ukraine, Russia, the United States of America and the United Kingdom — made commitments to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the independent state of Ukraine.

Does the High Representative believe that any state which signed up to the Budapest Memorandum is violating international law and the territorial integrity of Ukraine?

If so, what additional steps does the High Representative plan to take in order to defend the people of Ukraine who are exercising their legitimate right to fight for a European path for their country?

Original language of question: HROJ C 326, 19/09/2014
Last updated: 25 March 2014Legal notice