Motion for a resolution - B8-0129/2014Motion for a resolution

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Ukraine and the state of play of EU-Russia relations

16.9.2014 - (2014/2841(RSP))

to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure

Valentinas Mazuronis, Iveta Grigule on behalf of the EFDD Group

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European Parliament resolution on the situation in Ukraine and the state of play of EU-Russia relations


The European Parliament,

–       having regard to its previous resolutions on the European Neighbourhood Policy, the Eastern Partnership and Ukraine,

–       having regard to the conclusions on Ukraine of the special meeting of the European Council of 30 August 2014,

–       having regard to Rule 123(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas Russia’s actions violate international law and Russia’s international obligations under the United Nations Charter, the OSCE Helsinki Final Act and the Budapest Memorandum on security guarantees for Ukraine;

1.      Reiterates its full support for the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine;

2.      Calls on the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, to stop providing any support for the separatists who occupy the eastern part of Ukraine, to withdraw all illegal troops from Ukraine’s territory, to release prisoners of war and to abide strictly by the ceasefire plan, which is the best option for de-escalating the situation and seeking peace;

3.      Calls on the United Nations human rights monitoring mission, the OSCE special monitoring mission and other human rights organisations to actively monitor the situation in Ukraine’s border areas that are engulfed in conflict, so as to prevent war crimes and other serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law;

4.      Believes that the European Union should remain united with regard to the new sanctions package;

5.      Takes note of the new decisions by the Russian gas company Gazprom to limit gas supplies for some Member States and believes that the European countries receiving Russian gas through Ukrainian territory must, with the support of the Commission, take all possible measures to prepare for a gas supply disruption decision;

6.      Notes the exceptional measures taken by the Commission to stabilise the EU agricultural and food markets, but considers that much more must be done to alleviate the effects of the Russian import restrictions in the Member States that have been most affected by them, in particular the Baltic States; calls for EU solidarity and invites the Commission to provide specific support to the agricultural sector in the worst affected Member States;

7.      Calls for the EU and the Member States to provide all possible support and the necessary technical advice to Ukraine, in particular with a view to preparing for the upcoming national elections in October, taking measures to resolve the deepening economic crisis, implementing the government’s reform agenda and speeding up civil capacity building;

8.      Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the European External Action Service, the Council, the Commission, the Member States, the President, Government and Parliament of Ukraine, and the Government and Parliament of the Russian Federation.