The statement of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova regarding Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine was approved at the Legislative session on Thursday, March 2nd. The document was voted on by 55 deputies of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS). The voting procedure took place in the absence of the elected members of the Bloc of Communists and Socialists (BCS), who left the hall in protest.
On February 24, which marked one year since the invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, 27 deputies of the PAS faction signed a Declaration condemning Russian aggression in Ukraine. The document was included on the agenda of the Legislative session and was voted on by the parliamentary majority.
The MEPs described the armed conflict in Ukraine as "an illegal, unprovoked, and unjustified war of aggression against Ukraine, amplified on February 24th, 2022 by a full-scale invasion".
In the document, the MPs demand that the Russian Federation immediately cease military activities in Ukraine and unconditionally withdraw all military forces and equipment from the entire internationally recognized territory of Ukraine.
At the same time, the deputies reiterated the need for unity, vigilance, and responsibility for all citizens of the Republic of Moldova who want peace and freedom.