Nov 22, 2022

On Monday, November 21, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) passed a resolution declaring Russia a terrorist regime. The resolution also calls for the creation of an ad hoc international tribunal to prosecute Russia for the crime of aggression [against Ukraine], MP, head of Ukraine’s delegation to the NATO PA Yehor Chernev said.

“All 30 NATO member states backed the proposals of our delegation. Through the tribunal, it will be possible to hold to account not just direct perpetrators of the war crimes, but also Russia’s high-ranking leaders,” he said in a Facebook post. The resolution will be sent to the governments and parliaments of all NATO member states, he added.

Zelenskyi calls on NATO Parliamentary Assembly to support Ukraine’s accession to the Alliance. In an address by video-link on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi called on the participants of the plenary session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly to support Ukraine’s application to the EU and NATO.

“Ukraine is not yet a full-fledged member of the EU and NATO, but I’m addressing you on behalf of the people who have always been, and will be part of the values that you share. (…) You all see the threats facing us – all of us who cannot imagine their life without freedom. You can all see Ukraine’s significant contribution to the protection of our community. You all see how important it is that we are really united as a defense after February 24. Thanks to that you also see that Ukraine is destined to become a full-fledged member of the EU and NATO. I urge you to support our applications to the EU and NATO!” Zelenskyi said.