Ukraine has encountered one of the most complicated and cruel types of terrorism that is exported by a neighbouring country.
Since the restoration of its independence in 1991 Ukraine by an example of its own facilitated demilitarization of the European continent, having renounced nuclear weapons and reducing gradually its armed forces. For all the time after the renewal of its independence Ukraine has not made a single act of aggression against its neighbours, has consistently pursued peaceful foreign policy. As a guarantee of its independence and territorial integrity it has been considered international law, formed after the Second World war on base of the lessons of struggle against aggressive Nazism.
But as it appears, not everyone has learnt from the errors of history. Since February 2014 Ukraine has sustained aggression on the part of a country that had been one of the guarantors of its independence and territorial integrity. The Russian Federation occupied two Ukrainian regions – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol – and started actively destabilizing the situation in the southern and eastern regions of Ukraine. Not finding support to these actions among Ukrainian citizens in the east and south of the country, the leadership of the Russian Federation passed to the organizing a terrorist war against Ukraine.
Full disregard of both international law and respect for human life are typical for this war. Ukraine and the whole world have learnt that it was usual for the mercenaries supported by the Russian Federation to kill peaceful population, to use torture, kidnapping for ransom or transfer to the Russian Federation, as it had happened with Nadia Savchenko.
The terrorists do not stop at mass killings of peaceful Ukrainian citizens, hunting the Ukrainian speakers, those belonging to Jewish nationality or the Romas.
This July 17 the terrorism sponsored by the Russian Federation crossed the borders of Ukraine. The terrorists supported by the Russian Federation killed 298 foreign citizens flying in the airplane of Malaysian Airlines. This crime is in the same row with the elimination of a civilian aircraft over Lockerbie, attacks of September 11, 2001 and other crimes against humanity.
If those who espouse an ideology of hatred are not stopped on time, these innocent victims may not be the last ones. The terrorists do not know how to stop.
The terrorist have been brutally violating the ceasefire regime proposed by the President of Ukraine, continuing to attack Ukrainian Armed Forces personnel and civilian population.
The people of Ukraine, Armed Forces of Ukraine, National Guard of Ukraine, units of territorial defence, all patriots of Ukraine who speak various languages, go to different churches, under the blue-and-yellow flag are giving a dignified rebuttal to the aggression of terrorists. But the support of the terrorists on the part of the Russian Federation provided in mercenaries, equipment, and at the recent days by the direct use of arms by the Russian units against the Ukrainian military. It leads to the continuation of war and hinders peace. It threatens security and stability of the whole European continent and the world.
Parliament of Ukraine appeals to all nations of the world to stand united against Russia-backed terrorism.
Parliament of Ukraine calls upon parliaments and governments of the world to recognize the so-called "People's Republic of Donetsk", "Lugansk People's Republic" and similar formations as terrorist organizations and to be ready to make efforts both at national and international level for this end.
Ukraine’s Parliament calls on the EU, U.S. and other nations that are building a world of peace, democracy and human values to take urgent and effective measures of economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation, a country that threatens the security of modern Europe and the world, in order to make it withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine, disrupt supply of mercenaries, weapons, equipment and other supplies to terrorist and to release temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.