European Parliament Groups: ‘EU must act now’

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While Russian convoys of military trucks and armed vehicles are about to cross the border into the Ukrainian regions of Luhansk and Donetsk, groups in the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament are calling for the EU to act as soon as possible. Many condemn Putin’s actions and are calling for new sanctions. 

The largest group in the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament, the Conservatives’ EPP, calls the invasion of Ukraine a ‘blunt violation of international law’:

 ‘We call on President Vladimir Putin to immediately and unconditionally cease all aggressive actions and withdraw all military equipment, personnel and troops from Ukraine’s territory’, the group states in a press-release. Sidenote: With Ukraine’s territory, the group is not only referring to Eastern Ukraine, but also Crimea, which Russia unlawfully annexed in 2014 already. 

The Greens in the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament call the recognition of the two regions as ‘states’ by the Russian government an attack on Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity. A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) is a person who has been elected to serve as a representative in the European Parliament. MEPs Philippe Lamberts and Ska Keller express solidarity with Ukraine and Ska Keller points out that “the Russian President is further turning the escalation spiral, trying to rewrite history into an imperial narrative”. 

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The ECR is far from happy with the latest developments either. A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) is a person who has been elected to serve as a representative in the European Parliament. MEP Raffaele Fitto says: ‘The Kremlin’s decision to unilaterally recognize the separatist republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, violates international law and could represent a dangerous point of no return in the Ukrainian crisis.’ 

Monday evening marked the latest escalation of tensions at the Ukrainian border. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a lengthy television broadcast, claimed Ukraine was committing genocide on the Russian-speaking minority in the country and proclaimed his government would be recognizing the independence of the regions Luhansk and Donetsk. That same evening, Putin announced Russian troops would be entering Ukraine to ‘keep the peace’.

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Sanctions are the most common response in the EU institutions right now. In the parliament, the EPP wants a package to be adopted that progressively locks Russia out of the European economy ‘Without compromise’. The Greens, too, want a coordinated response and effective sanctions. ‘We are all set to lose if international rules can be broken without consequences’, says Keller. 

EPP A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) is a person who has been elected to serve as a representative in the European Parliament. MEP Rasa Juknevičienė takes it a step further. ‘Putin and his proxies should be tried by an international tribunal’, she says. In addition, she wants EU The 27 countries that are part of the EU. See the list of all members here. Member States to give Ukraine full support – political, economic and military. ‘Putin chose to turn his back on diplomacy and confirmed his role as Europe’s biggest aggressor. Europe must take a stand against it, for the victim.’

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