Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the world to increase military assistance to Ukraine amid the Russian military aggression.
According to the press service of the European Parliament, the resolution was adopted by 504 votes in favour 26 against and 36 abstentions.
Hailing the courage of the Ukrainian people defending their country and European values, MEPs urge EU member states and other countries supporting Ukraine to increase massively their military assistance, particularly in areas requested by the Ukrainian government. MEPs call on “hesitating” member states to provide their fair share of necessary military assistance, which will help shorten the war.
In the resolution, MEPs say the results of the sham referenda conducted at gunpoint to annex the Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia regions are “null and void” and call on member states to adopt additional severe sanctions.
They called on member states and international partners to prepare a quick and decisive response should Russia conduct a nuclear strike on Ukraine.
“Any attempt by Russia to present attacks on occupied territories as an attack on Russia itself, and thus as grounds for a nuclear attack, is illegal and baseless and will not deter the European Union from further assistance to Ukraine’s self-defence,” MEPs said.
MEPs also condemn the military mobilisation in Russia and measures compelling residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine to serve in Russia’s armed or auxiliary forces, an act which the Fourth Geneva Convention forbids.
MEPs called for the establishment of an ad hoc international tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine, “where Putin and all those Russian civilian and military officials and their proxies responsible for masterminding, launching and conducting the war in Ukraine would be prosecuted”.
Finally, the MEPs called on member states to treat the protection of European critical infrastructure as a priority.