The EP adopted a resolution calling on Russia to back Ukrainian peace plan, to respect the ceasefire and stressing the fundamental right of Ukrainian people to freely determine their country’s economic and political future. MEPs ask the Council and the Member States to impose further sanctions and to reduce EU’s dependence on Russian gas as well as to set up a collective ban of sale of arms to the country. They call on the EU Institutions to have a stronger presence and visibility in the dialogue.
The text passed by 497 votes in favour, 121 against and 21 abstentions, with GUE/NGL and EFDD members voting against.
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