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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

on the situation in Ukraine (2014/2965(RSP))

Valentinas Mazuronis, Kristina Winberg, Peter Lundgren on behalf of the EFDD Group

European Parliament resolution on the situation in Ukraine (2014/2965(RSP))  

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 European Council meeting of 18 December 2014,

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

A.     whereas Russia’s actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine 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;

B.     whereas the Minsk ceasefire agreement of 5 September 2014 has been subject to repeated violations;

C.     whereas Russia continues to send military and logistical support to the separatists in eastern Ukraine under the guise of illegal convoys;

D.     whereas the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that since hostilities began in April 2014 more than 4 000 people have died and more than one million have been forced to leave their homes across eastern Ukraine;

E.     whereas the international human rights organisations operating in Crimea warn about increasing human rights abuses against Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians who have refused Russian citizenship and journalists;

F.     whereas the parliamentary elections held in Ukraine on 26 October 2014 were declared by the international observer organisations to be free and fair;

1.      Expresses its strong support and admiration for the courage of the Ukrainian people at this difficult period in time;

2.      Reiterates its full support for the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine; stresses that the international community will not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol;

3.      Calls on all parties to the conflict to implement the Minsk Protocol and its Memorandum fully and unconditionally in order to ensure that a ceasefire is achieved, with a view to paving the way for a genuine peace process and finding a sustainable diplomatic solution to the crisis;

4.      Strongly urges Russia to stop providing any support for the separatists who occupy the eastern part of Ukraine, to withdraw all illegal troops from Ukraine’s territory and to allow unhindered monitoring by the OSCE of the entire Ukrainian-Russian state border;

5.      Is deeply concerned about the worsening humanitarian and human rights situation in eastern Ukraine and Crimea; calls on all parties to guarantee immediate and unfettered access for humanitarian workers and the relevant human rights mechanisms of international organisations so that they can actively monitor the situation and provide help;

6.      Strongly supports the plan for reform of the new Ukrainian Government and hopes that it will use the strong political mandate given to it by the Ukrainian people and the backing of the majority it enjoys in the parliament to speedily introduce and implement the much needed political and economic reforms;

7.      Calls on the European Union and the international community to provide Ukraine with all possible support and the necessary technical advice to facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive reform package, which should be focused on measures to strengthen the rule of law, the efficiency of the national and local governments, the fight against corruption and the transparency of public procurement, and envisage a self-government reform that can bring the decision-making process closer to the Ukrainian people;

8.      Considers that the Commission and the Member States should work jointly on enhancing people-to-people contacts with Ukraine and encourage the younger generation and civil society to utilise the potential of Ukraine’s participation in the relevant EU instruments;

9.      Condemns the unprecedented number of air space violations and maritime intrusions by Russia in the Baltic/North Sea area;

10.    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.

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