Ihor Zhovkva: Russia’s actions confirm need for European Parliament to adopt resolution designating Russia as state sponsor of terrorism
Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva held a meeting with a delegation of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament led by its Co-President Terry Reintke. The delegation also included members of the German Bundestag and the Parliament of Finland.
The main focus of the meeting was on joint efforts to counter Russian armed aggression against Ukraine.
Zhovkva briefed the members of the European Parliament in detail on the scale and consequences of Russia’s massive strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine, which have already become a tradition for the aggressor country.
“This behavior of Russia is a direct justification for the need for the European Parliament to adopt a resolution designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. And this decision should be made next week,” he said.
The deputy head of the President’s Office noted the efforts of the Greens/EFA Group in securing strong support of Ukraine from the European Parliament. The lobbying for a number of important initiatives in the parliament and among European countries by the MEPs of the group, aimed at conducting a proper investigation of Russian war crimes committed on the territory of Ukraine, creating a special tribunal to hold the leadership and citizens of Russia to account, as well as developing a mechanism for compensating by the Russian Federation for all damages caused to Ukraine due to the full-scale invasion, deserve special attention.
“We are waiting for the European Union to expand financial assistance for Ukraine, and we are counting on your support for the provision of macro-financial assistance of EUR 18 million for 2023,” Zhovkva said.
The parties coordinated further joint efforts to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities, as well as the participation of European countries in the rapid reconstruction and post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.