Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk calls on parliamentarians around the world to call on their governments to close the sky over Ukraine
"You can also call on your governments to create a no-fly zone over Ukraine. You must do this for the sake of millions of people in Ukraine, for the sake of European and world security," Stefanchuk told the participants of the special meeting devoted to the Situation in Ukraine, organized by the geopolitical group 12+, within the framework of the 144th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which is taking place in Nusa Dua in Indonesia.
According to Stefanchuk, the war has been going on for the fourth week, and this indicates that the measures taken are not enough. The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada set as an example the parliaments of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, which called for closing the sky over Ukraine.
"We call on you to mobilize the potential of the deputies of your national parliaments to stop Russia, end death and destruction and stop the war crimes of the Russian occupiers against Ukrainian citizens, women and children," Stefanchuk said.
The head of the Ukrainian parliament expressed hope that the Inter-Parliamentary Union would voice its principled position against Russia's flagrant violation of international law.
According to the website of the Ukrainian parliament, Stefanchuk addressed the participants of the meeting online.