3.03.2013 ALDE-PACE calls to refrain from military action in Ukraine
The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe calls on the Russian authorities not to conduct any action in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine which could threaten territorial integrity of Ukraine and undermine regional peace and stability. Local population cannot and must not become hostages of a geopolitical play. On the other hand, the Ukrainian authorities would gain from clearly showing that they are capable of assuring due protection to all residents, and that national minorities have nothing to fear from the political change in the country.
Any calls or threats of launching a military intervention are unacceptable and will provoke strong international reaction in line with the international law. We recall that the members of the Council of Europe have an obligation to rely on diplomacy in the spirit of dialogue and refrain from military action in its relations with neighbours.
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