End Russian aggression

Russia’s war against Ukraine has resulted in over 13,000 deaths, a quarter of which are civilians, 30,000 wounded, and over 1.5 million internally displaced persons. This war is the longest military conflict in Europe since World War II, and its resolution will undoubtedly impact the future of peace in Europe.

It is the position of the UWC that the territorial integrity of Ukraine must be fully restored. This involves the de-occupation by the Russian Federation of Crimea and parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and the establishment of peace and security on sovereign Ukrainian territory. Specifically, the UWC calls for:

The withdrawal of all Russian troops, mercenaries, weapons and materiel from Ukrainian territory;

Ukraine’s complete control of the Ukrainian side of the Ukraine-Russia border;

The re-establishment of democratic institutions on currently occupied territories following a reasonable normalization period;

Favourable conditions for the peaceful return to their homes of the displaced residents of the Donbas region;

Russia assuming full responsibility for rebuilding war-torn Ukraine and paying reparations to all affected by their war against Ukraine;

The expedited release of all political prisoners and hostages being unlawfully detained by the Russian Federation in Russia and on the occupied Ukrainian territories.

With the goal of ending Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, and restoring peace and security to sovereign Ukrainian territory, the UWC urges the international community to:

Strengthen and further expand international sanctions against Russia until Russia de-occupies the sovereign Ukrainian territory of Crimea and parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts;

Provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine to assist individuals, both military and civilian, directly affected by the war in rebuilding lives;

Implement mechanisms to help counter the persistent flood of disinformation aimed at discrediting democratic values and principles;

Stop the construction of the North Stream 2 pipeline.