UWC welcomes the joint communiqué calling for EU membership roadmap for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the joint communiqué “Strategic Rethinking of the Eastern Partnership”, adopted by Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova on 16 September 2017 in Cadenabbia, Italy, within the framework of the Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Initiative, that calls on the European Union (EU) to provide Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova with a roadmap for EU membership during the upcoming fifth Eastern Partnership Summit to be held in Brussels on 24 November 2017.
The UWC supports this communiqué to jointly address the EU Parliament for resolution requesting the clear political support and practical roadmap for the membership; organize special hearings in EU Parliament on the future of Eastern Partnership; and organize special hearings in EU Parliament and other respective institutions on hybrid challenges and acts of aggression by Russia.
The UWC also calls on the EU to introduce additional sanctions against the Russian Federation for its continuing military aggression in the Donbas and its gross human rights violations in illegally occupied Crimea.
“The Ukrainian World Congress is firmly committed to the prospect of Ukraine’s EU membership and calls on the EU to recognize and encourage the significant reform progress in Ukraine by granting it a credible EU membership prospective”, said UWC President Eugene Czolij.