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UWC welcomes European Parliament Resolution in defence of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Ukrainian political prisoners  

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the European Parliament resolution Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and situation in Crimea” (the Resolution) of 16 March 2017 in defence of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Ukrainian political prisoners in illegally occupied Crimea and the Russian Federation. 

With this Resolution the European Parliament “Supports the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders and strongly reiterates its condemnation of the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation; fully supports the firm and sustained determination of the EU and its Member States not to recognise this annexation and the restrictive measures taken in this respect.” The Resolution also cites facts on the widespread crimes of the Russian occupying authorities and demands the release of unlawfully detained in Crimea and the Russian Federation Ukrainian political prisoners and an end to all further persecution.

 “The Ukrainian World Congress notes the timeliness of the Resolution “Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and situation in Crimea”, which once again testifies to the significant support of the European Parliament for the Ukrainian people in the fight against the imperialist actions of the Russian Federation that threaten peace and security in the world,” stated the UWC President Eugene Czolij. 

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