During a visit to Brussels, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy handed to President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani an appeal regarding the act of aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.
While in Brussels on a visit, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine A.Parubiy handed to President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani the parliamentary appeal to the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, national parliaments regarding the act of aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.
He then reminded that ships of the Ukrainian Naval Forces had been treacherously attacked by Russian navy. “Such actions of the Russian aggressor do constitute an overt violation of the Charter of the United Nations and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The entire world has seen evidence of the Russian military aggression, which nobody can disprove from now on. After all, the whole world saw a video of Russian warships attacking the Ukrainian vessels.
The Russian aggression against Ukraine has continued for five years. Crimea and part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions have been occupied. Almost every day our military are shelled or machine-gunned by Russian terrorists in Donbas. It is obvious, the front of the Russian aggression has expanded and now it reaches the Black and Azov Seas,” stressed the Ukrainian politician.
In pursuance of the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine and the motion of the President of Ukraine, the Chairman convened an extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Monday, November 26, 2018, where the martial law introduction was approved together with the above mentioned parliamentary appeal to the world community.