RIGA - The Baltic Assembly firmly condemns the Russian Federation's military invasion of Ukraine and the involvement of Belarus in carrying out the attacks, the Baltic Assembly said in a statement on Thursday.
The statement calls urgently for the Russian Federation to immediately stop the attacks on an independent state that is strongly supported by the European Union and NATO and end any further provocations against Ukraine.
"The members of the Baltic Assembly are appalled at the reality of the Russian invasion of Ukraine," said the Baltic Assembly's President, head of the Latvian delegation Janis Vucans (Greens/Farmers), emphasizing that this is a gross violation of the independence of Ukraine and international law.
The Baltic Assembly reiterates the full support and solidarity to Ukraine and its people, and the commitment to use all the diplomatic and political means in our power to ensure political, military and financial support for the security of Ukraine.
The Baltic Assembly urges the international community, including the European Union, NATO and other organizations, to actively condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and call for immediate termination of Russia's attempts to destabilize the security and peace in Europe.
The statement stresses the co-liability of Russian parliamentarians who voted for Russia's recognition of the self-proclaimed people's republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine and allowing Russian troops to carry out military attacks in Ukraine.
The Baltic Assembly concludes that the parliamentarians of the Baltic States have to stand firm against the provocations by the Russian Federation and work with other international organizations to put stop to the unprovoked and unjustified aggression against Ukraine and the whole European democratic society.