Approved by the decree of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine #1597-VII of July 22, 2014
Unofficial translation from Ukrainian
Statement of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
“On counteraction of spreading international terrorism, supported by the Russian Federation”
Ukraine faced one of the most complicated and severe kinds of terrorism-terrorism, exported by the neighboring state.
Ukraine from the beginning of renewal of its independence in 1991 by its own example promoted demilitarization of the European continent, having refused from the nuclear weapons, gradually reducing its armed forces. During all this time after renewal of the independence Ukraine never went to aggressive actions in relation to its neighbors, consecutively led peaceful foreign policy. As the guarantee of its independence and territorial integrity Ukraine considered international law, formed in the period after the World War II on the lessons of fight with the aggressive Nazism.
But, as it appeared not everybody learn from the mistakes of the history. From February 2014 Ukraine experiences aggression from the state which was one of the guarantors of its independence and territorial integrity. Russian Federation occupied two Ukrainian regions – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol – and began actively to destabilize the situation in the Southern and Eastern regions of Ukraine. Having not found support of these actions among the Ukrainian citizens in the East and South of the country the leadership of the Russian Federation transferred to the organization of the terrorist war against Ukraine.
This war is characterized by the full neglect of the international law and respect to the human life. Ukraine and the whole world found out that for the mercenaries supported by the Russian Federation murders of the peaceful population, tortures, kidnapping of people for receiving ransom or transporting to the Russian Federation and illegal detention there, as it happened to Nadiya Savchenko, are normal.
Terrorists do not stop in front of the massacres of peaceful Ukrainian citizens, chasing people, speaking Ukrainian language, belonging to the Jewish nationality or Roma.
On July 17 the sponsored by the Russian Federation terrorism crossed the borders of Ukraine. Terrorists supported by the Russian Federation killed 298 foreign citizens on the board of the plane of the Malaysian airlines. This crime is in one row with destruction of the civil aircraft over Lockerby, attacks of September 11, 2001 and other crimes against humanity.
If those who bring the ideology of hatred are not stopped on time these innocent victims may not be the last. Terrorists and dictators are not able to stop.
Terrorists were brutally violating proposed by the President of Ukraine regime of cessation of fire, continued the attacks on the Ukrainian forces and peaceful population.
Ukrainian people, Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine, territorial defense units, all patriots of Ukraine, speaking different language, coming to different churches under the blue and yellow flag give decent repulse to the aggression of terrorists. But the support of terrorists on the side of the Russian Federation – by mercenaries, machinery and in recent days also with direct use of weapons by the Russian division against the Ukrainian military – leads to continual of war and hinders the establishment of peace. This threatens the security and stability of the whole European continent and world.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine addresses all the nations of the world to become the joint front against the terrorism supported by the Russian Federation.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine calls the parliament and governments of the countries of the world to recognize so called “Donetsk people’s republic”, “Lugansk people’s republic” and other similar groups as terrorist organizations, exert efforts to this end both at the national and international levels.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine calls upon the EU countries, USA, other nations who build the world of peace, democracy and common human values, to take immediate and effective measures of the economic, political, diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation as the state which brings threat to the security of the modern Europe and world, with the aim of withdrawal from the territory of Ukraine of the Russian units, suspension of supply of terrorists with mercenaries, weapons, machinery and other supplies, liberation of the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.