NATO Parliamentary Assembly calls on member governments to increase and accelerate support for Ukraine
This support should encompass the swift delivery of necessary weaponry, such as long-range missiles and multipurpose fighter jets
This call was made in a resolution adopted during the annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Copenhagen on Monday, October 9, as stated in their report.
Approximately 240 parliamentarians from 31 NATO member states and partner countries came together to provide policy recommendations to their governments. These recommendations include boosting military, intelligence, financial, training, and humanitarian aid for Ukraine. The emphasis is on the prompt provision of advanced weaponry like long-range missiles and multirole fighter jets.
Newly appointed NATO PA President Michal Szczerba noted the Alliance’s determination from its Vilnius Summit in July to “ensure that shared values – democracy, freedom, the right of all nations to determine their destiny – prevail over imperialism and autocracy.”
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly also stressed the need to hold the Russian regime and its allies accountable for war crimes committed during the conflict with Ukraine, including crimes against humanity and acts of genocide, as well as for the extensive and unjustifiable damage caused.
The resolution additionally called for the expansion and maintenance of sanctions against Russia aimed at limiting its capacity to continue the war. It also encouraged collaboration with Ukraine on reconstruction efforts and reforms.
Furthermore, the document highlighted the necessity for NATO leaders to make decisive strategic choices regarding Ukraine's potential membership in the Alliance. It asserted that Ukraine's integration into the Euro-Atlantic community would bolster collective defense and act as a deterrent against future Russian aggression.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana expressed support for Ukraine's membership, affirming that the Alliance would continue to back Ukraine for as long as necessary. He underscored Ukraine's rightful place as an independent, sovereign state within the Euro-Atlantic family and a full-fledged member of NATO.
- The NATO Parliamentary Assembly convened in Copenhagen on October 9, with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressing participants via video link from Kyiv. Zelenskyy called upon free nations to unite against terrorism, citing examples such as Hamas' attacks on Israel and Russia's illegal and brutal war against Ukraine.
- During her speech, the Danish Prime Minister noted that the kingdom is trying to engage more countries in providing Western F-16 aircraft to Ukraine.