3 Mar 2014

Green Party emergency motion on Ukraine

This has just been passed at Green Party conference in Liverpool


Noting with grave concern the recent bloodshed in the Ukraine, and the
incursions by Russian forces into Ukrainian territory, calls on the
Green Party executive and, where possible, our elected
representatives, to

Call on every state involved in the region and beyond to show
restraint and not take any steps that would heighten tensions and
increase the risk of military conflict

Call on the Russian Federation to abide by international law and to
respect Ukraine's territorial integrity and independence

Call on Russia and Ukraine to work to ensure that legitimate concerns
are addressed through dialogue.

Call on Russia to respect the rights of anti-war protestors within its
borders to conduct peaceful protests without harassment.

Indicate support for the constitutional majority formed in the
Verkhovna Rada, which could provide the basis for the beginning of a
national dialogue involving all the democratic components of Ukrainian
society, with a view to achieving genuine reconciliation between the

Call on the Ukrainian Parliament and any incoming government to
protect the rights of minorities in the country and the use of
minority language.

Call on the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the
OSCE/ODIHR to provide immediate support to the Ukranian Parliament
during the current crisis to support dialogue with the Russian
Federation and to ensure that new elections can be held according to
the highest standards to produce a fully legitimate result.

1 comment:

gordonpeters said...

Good resolution.
As someone who has lived and worked in Ukraine, I believe it is important for us not to go along with the demonisation of Russia and all things Russian in Ukraine by the media scramble -- and led by governments --and to support the main issue for people in Ukraine which is to deal with corruption, exploitation and poverty, and build their own civil society, and government.