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 PA OSCE Resolution Officially Accuses Russia of Occupying Ukraine

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in the session on July 1 2014 supported the draft resolution of U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin, condemning the actions of the Russian Federation in regard to Ukraine. The decision was supported by 92 participants of the meeting.

The resolution, in particular, condemns "the obvious, gross and uncorrected violation of the Helsinki principles by the Russian Federation in regard to Ukraine, including a particularly egregious violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of this country," Censor.NET reports with reference to RBC.

In the course of the debate on the resolution the Amendment which condemns the occupation of the territory of Ukraine was also supported.

Furthermore, the resolution condemns the military aggression and various forms of coercion on behalf of the Russian Federation aimed at suppressing the rights inherent in sovereignty of Ukraine, calling such actions unprovoked and based on absolutely groundless assumptions and prepositions.

Also, according to the resolution, the OSCE considers the referendum held in Crimea, March 16, 2014 illegitimate and calls upon all participant States to refuse recognition of the forcible annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation.

 
 
 
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