The Rada recognized the war of the Russian Federation in Ukraine as a genocide of the Ukrainian people
The Verkhovna Rada at a meeting on April 14 recognized the war of Russia against Ukraine as a genocide of the Ukrainian nation. The document was supported by 363 people's deputies
This was reported by the people's deputy from the faction "Voice" Yaroslav Zheleznyak.
Statement of the Council No. 7276 "On the Commitment of Genocide by the Russian Federation in Ukraine" was registered in the Parliament on April 11. The document emphasizes that the Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that one of the goals of the war unleashed by them is the so-called "denazification" of Ukraine, and by "Nazis" the Kremlin means those who speak Ukrainian, feel Ukrainian and strive to live in an independent Ukrainian country.
"It is clear that the Russians are denying Ukrainians the very right to self-determination, which is a fundamental principle of the international legal order", the statement says.
The Council also appealed to the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the governments and parliaments of foreign states to recognize the genocide committed by Russia against the Ukrainian people, as well as crimes against humanity and Ukraine.