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OSCE Assembly Labels Russia’s Agression as Genocide Against Ukrainians


The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has adopted a resolution condemning Russia’s decade-long armed aggression against Ukraine and recognizing it as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. The resolution emphasizes the role of Russia’s military and political leadership in what it names a full-scale invasion that amounts to genocide.

Key points of the resolution include a call for all 53 OSCE member countries to contribute efforts towards the de-occupation of Crimea and other Ukrainian territories through support for the Peace Formula and the Crimean Platform. It also urges OSCE states to establish a Special Tribunal to hold Russia accountable for crimes committed during its aggressive war against Ukraine, including international and national investigations into mass atrocities, killings, torture, and rapes by the Russian military.

Additionally, the resolution highlights the urgent need to initiate mechanisms to use frozen Russian assets for the benefit of Ukraine. It proposes that OSCE countries join the Agreement on the Register of Damage Caused by the Aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. The OSCE considers Russia’s 2024 presidential elections manipulated, undermining the legitimacy of Russia’s entire electoral system.

Furthermore, the resolution supports the creation of an International Coalition for the Return of Ukrainian Children, as well as efforts to secure the release of Ukrainian prisoners of war and civilians. It also calls for a ban on the import of Russian liquefied natural gas into the European Union and prohibits re-export and transit through EU ports.

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