Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin called on the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to use all possible leverage to make Russia to stop its aggression in Ukraine. He stated this during the meeting with the delegation of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on Monday, May 14, the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.
Klimkin stressed the importance of parliamentary diplomacy within the OSCE and thanked the President of the Assembly, George Tsereteli for strongly supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine in the context of the Russian Federation’s continuing policy to arm the Donbas and its illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
"The Minister stressed that the restoration of peace on the Ukrainian territory depends on the readiness of Russia to stop aggression against Ukraine. He called on the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to use all available means and tools to make the Kremlin respect the principles of the Helsinki Final Act and to desist from its aggressive and annexationist policy against Ukraine,” the statement reads.
Tsereteli confirmed the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine within internationally-recognized borders and assured its further cooperation and support of Ukraine’s initiatives within the Assembly. Tsereteli explained that the consolidated position of parliamentarians of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly was evident in the adoption of resolutions supporting Ukraine over the past seven years.
The President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly stressed that during the last visit to the Donetsk region, he had the opportunity to evaluate a difficult situation with security and humanitarian conditions in the Donbas. He also noted the important role of the OSCE Special monitoring mission in Ukraine. Earlier, it was reported that the European Union proposed to take cities of the Donbas under its patronage.