Rada calls on Russia to end occupation, abduction and terrorist financing

13:09, 18 February 2016
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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted a decision on the Appeal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the parliaments of foreign states, parliamentary assemblies, international organizations to condemn the ongoing aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.

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Decision No. 4042 was supported by 236 MPs out of 303 registered in the session hall, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

In its address, the Verkhovna Rada demands from the Russian Federation to immediately stop the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The Verkhovna Rada calls on Russia to stop the continuing practice of abductions, illegal detentions and arrests of citizens of Ukraine, as well as the ban on the entry of representatives of the Crimean Tatar people on the Crimean peninsula, violation of freedom of expression, the restriction of freedom of religion and peaceful assembly.

The Ukrainian Parliament demands from the Russian Federation to stop actions, which are directly or indirectly aimed at financing of illegal armed groups on its territory and in the territory of Ukraine, the supply of military equipment, weapons, organization of logistic support, training and financing of terrorists, as well as to fully implement the requirements of the Resolution of the UN General Assembly of March 27, 2014 titled "Territorial integrity of Ukraine," the provisions of the Minsk agreements and complex measures for their implementation of February 12, 2015.

In addition, the Verkhovna Rada demands from the Russian Federation to immediately release political prisoners – the residents of Crimea, fulfill the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, to provide and facilitate unimpeded access of international missions and human rights organizations on the territory of the Crimean peninsula in order to monitor the situation in the sphere of protection of human rights and freedoms in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.

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