NATO PA Recognises Russia's Crimes against Ukraine as Genocide

Monday, 22 May 2023

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly has unanimously recognised Russia's crimes against Ukraine as genocide and the terrorist regime in Russia as ruscism.

According to Yehor Cherniev, the head of Ukraine's permanent delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, a declaration was adopted during the session of the assembly in Luxembourg that includes unanimous support from parliamentarians of NATO countries for an international tribunal, assistance to Ukraine during and after the victory.

Furthermore, the document recognises Russia's crimes against Ukraine as genocide, condemns the ideology of ruscism, supports the restoration of territorial integrity, sanctions, reparations, and also the "Marshall Plan" for Ukraine, the MP points out.

"We achieved the adoption of an extremely strong declaration at the session of the assembly in Luxembourg that will have far-reaching political consequences," Cherniev stated.

Additionally, the Assembly called on its member countries' governments to openly declare at the summit in Vilnius that Ukraine will join the Alliance and to agree on specific steps for Ukraine's NATO accession.

"This is our diplomatic victory. All our key requests regarding the final text of the declaration have been taken into account," Cherniev adds.

The MP emphasises that thanks to this decision, "the foundation for the NATO summit in Vilnius has been laid." He added, "Parliamentarians of the Alliance countries have expressed their position. Now it's up to the governments."

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy insists that Ukraine will not agree to any alternative proposals that could replace its NATO membership.

Ukraine will not accept any other decision at the NATO summit in Vilnius in July, except for real steps towards its membership in the Alliance, stated Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

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