BRUSSELS, Oct 6 (KUNA) -- The European Parliament (EP) Thursday urged European Union member states and other countries supporting Ukraine to increase massively their military assistance, particularly in areas requested by the Ukrainian government.
A resolution, adopted on Thursday by 504 votes in favour 26 against and 36 abstentions, says the results of "the sham referenda conducted at gunpoint to annex the Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts are null and void." The recent Russian threats to use nuclear weapons are irresponsible and dangerous, warns the resolution.
It called on EU member states and international partners to prepare a quick and decisive response should Russia conduct a nuclear strike on Ukraine.
The EP condemned the military mobilisation in Russia and also called for increased support for countries that experienced an influx of Russian citizens, in particular Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.
Regarding the explosions on the Nord Stream pipelines, the resolution says there is "increasing speculation that it was a result of a coordinated and deliberate act by a state actor." It urged EU member states to treat the protection of European critical infrastructure as a priority to increase its resilience against external attacks. It also called for establishment of an ad hoc international tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine. (end) nk.rk