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08 June 2019, 13:10

Final document of X session of tripartite IPA inked in Kyiv on June 8

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

 
The X Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (IPA) of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Sejm and Senate of the Republic of Poland "Security. Development.  Democracy. United We Strong" resulted in signing the Final Document on June 8, 2019.

The paper was subscribed by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy together with the Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Viktoras Pranckietis and the Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland Stanislaw Karczewski.

 

 

FINAL DOCUMENT

OF THE TENTH SESSION OF THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF THE VERKHOVNA RADA OF UKRAINE,

THE SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

AND THE SEJM AND SENATE OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND

Kyiv, 8 June 2019

 

The Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the members of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Sejm and Senate of the Republic of Poland,

having convened at the anniversary TENTH Session in the Сity of Kyiv,

reaffirming the importance of inter-parliamentary cooperation among Ukraine, the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Poland for the development of cooperation and good neighbourly relations among the three states;

expressing the belief in the advantages of strong interconnections in politics, security, economy, science, culture and other spheres including the inter-parliamentary level;

expressing support to Ukraine's European aspirations and ambitions as regards strengthening its political association and economic integration with the European Union as well as future membership in the European Union and NATO;

noting Ukraine's significant progress in implementing reforms and acknowledging its will to proceed with this process and deepen it;

welcoming the democratic nature of the elections of the President of Ukraine, which has been an important evidence of the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law in Ukraine;

marking the 450th Anniversary of the Union of Lublin as well as the 100th  anniversaries of the restoration of Ukrainian, Polish and Lithuanian statehood in modern times;

recognizing the importance of long-term support for investment, economic growth and reforms in Ukraine (the “European Plan for Ukraine”) and determined intentions to offer EU membership prospects for Ukraine, Georgia (Sakartvelo) and Moldova when these states meet the criteria for EU membership;

stressing that the European Union’s Eastern Partnership initiative, celebrating its 10th  anniversary this year, is of strategic importance for Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland;

expressing confidence that the economic, political and democratic success of Ukraine and other Eastern Partnership countries strengthens the security of the entire region;

welcoming the “Three Seas Initiative", which promotes stronger relations along the North-South axis, including the Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Seas, being a basis for economic development, primarily in the fields of energy, transport, digital communications and the economy;

expressing confidence that “The Three Seas Initiative” will also help in further approximating and integrating Ukraine with the EU area in terms of sectoral cooperation in the areas of transport, energy and digital market;

stressing the need to unite efforts during the Presidency of Poland and Lithuania of the EU Council in 2025 and 2027 respectively in order to ensure further political association and economic integration of Ukraine into the European Union and the need to start already today preparing for this on the basis of an EU Strategy taking into account the initiative of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania “Ukraine-2027”;

adhering to the policy of non-recognition of the illegal attempt to annex the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol and condemning the Russian Federation's intentions to once again violate international law and withdraw from international negotiations, inter alia by adopting another criminal decision on the “passportization” of Ukrainian citizens residing in the territories temporarily occupied by Russia in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, as well as the on-going military aggression against Ukraine, and the demonstration of its military power, which endangers the security of Europe as a whole;

strongly supports the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders;

emphasizes the need to continue and further strengthen the European Union?s sanctions policy against the Russian Federation until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements and the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders;

renews the call on the need to impose a ban on military-technical cooperation with the Russian Federation;

supports diplomatic efforts undertaken in the Normandy format aimed at contributing to a peaceful resolution of the conflict;

encourages the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine’s (SMM) efforts to defuse tensions on the ground and foster peace and stability;

supports the desire to introduce a full-scale UN-mandated multinational peacekeeping operation throughout the whole temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, including the Russian-Ukrainian state border which is temporarily not controlled by the Government of Ukraine;

strongly condemns the systematic violations of human rights by the Russian occupation authorities in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol;

urges Russia to ensure the immediate release of all illegally detained citizens of Ukraine, as well as to immediately and unconditionally release from custody 24 Ukrainian servicemen captured in the Black Sea waters in November 2018 and to ensure their unimpeded return to Ukraine in accordance with the ruling of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea;

fully supports and encourages joint activities of the Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade named after the Grand Hetman Kostiantyn Ostrozkyi, inter alia, with a view to enhancing the interoperability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and NATO Member States,

supports ambitions to implement the decision on Ukraine’s membership in NATO, enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine, adopted at the NATO Summit of Heads of States and Governments in Bucharest and at the subsequent summits;

notes the importance of developing a mutually beneficial cooperation between NATO and Ukraine, in particular, in countering cyber and hybrid threats as well as in  operationalizing the NATO-Ukraine Platform for Combating Hybrid Threats to this end;

considers it expedient  to discuss options to establish permanent international monitoring in the Black and Azov Seas and in the Kerch Strait in order to ensure freedom of navigation and prevent new aggressive actions of the Russian Federation against Ukrainian or foreign ships and vessels;

notes the significant progress made by Ukraine in implementing reforms in the context of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement;

supports the active involvement of Ukraine in regional associations;

underlines the importance of diversifying import sources and alternative gas pipelines to ensure energy security;

reaffirms the statement by the heads of parliaments dated March 11, 2018 regarding the threats arising from the Nord Stream-2 project, including the threat to the energy and environmental security of the EU Member States and their eastern partners;

notes that each new nuclear plant, including the Astravyets nuclear power plant project by Russia and Belarus, must fulfil international environmental and nuclear safety requirements and international decisions;

calls on  the European Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency to take steps to ensure that Belarus addresses the weaknesses identified by international experts and implements their recommendations before the launch of the Astravyets nuclear power plant;

agrees to cooperate actively in international formats and conventions in order to ensure safe neighbourhood for the region.

The parties have agreed to hold the Eleventh Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Sejm and Senate of the Republic of Poland in 2020 in Warsaw.

 

 

Andriy PARUBIY

 

Viktoras PRANCKIETIS

 

Stanislaw KARCZEWSKI

 

 

Chairman of the

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

 

 

Speaker of the Seimas

Republic of Lithuania

 

 

Marshal of the Senate

Republic of Poland