European Parliament rejects amendment to resolution calling for talks on Ukraine

The European Parliament on Thursday rejected an amendment to a resolution calling on the European Union to negotiate on Ukraine, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

The parliamentarians voted down the proposal to replace the paragraph in which the European Parliament believes that “Ukraine’s victory is possible only with continuous and steadily increasing supplies to Ukraine of all types of weapons without exception”, and called for “efforts to ensure a ceasefire and negotiations” taking into account the multilateral format. A possible settlement of the situation was proposed by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The deputies also rejected an amendment suggesting to include in the text of the resolution a reference to the fact that “people all over Europe are very concerned about a war that could escalate into a war between nuclear states.”

An initiative expressing “concern about the tendency to attack those who refuse to supply weapons to Ukraine and raise critical questions about relevant EU policies” and urging EU member states to ensure that “the voices of peace are not silenced” was rejected.

It should be noted that the decisions of the European Parliament have no legal force and are advisory in nature, however, they are widely used in the media and the political environment of the European Union to promote and disseminate specific political positions.

Earlier, Brazilian President Lula da Silva called for the establishment of multilateral coordination on the model of the G20 to resolve the situation around Ukraine.

According to him, the way out of the crisis should be carried out through peaceful negotiations, and some “minimum conditions” should be set for Russia, which he did not specify.

Source: TASS

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