Resolution on Russia and Ukraine

7 May 2015

The 31st Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting 22-24 April 2015 in The Hague, the Netherlands: 

Expresses concern about ongoing tension between Russia, Ukraine, and the Eastern European region, which is exacerbated and provoked by NATO military exercises and proposed expansion;

Expresses alarm at aggressive and violent language that demonises leaders and sabotages dialogue and the building of diplomatic relations;

Condemns the use of explosive weapons in populated areas by all parties in the Ukraine conflict, which has killed hundreds of civilians and prevented the provision of food, water, medicine, and shelter to civilians;

Calls on states to cease arms transfers to all parties involved in the conflict in Ukraine;

Demands the full implementation of the Minsk II ceasefire, disarmament, and dialogue agreement of February 2015 negotiated between the Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany and overseen by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.