The group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (EP) has proposed that the European Union confirm clear EU membership prospects for Ukraine.
This is stated in a draft resolution of the European Social Democrats on the situation in Ukraine, the consolidated version of which from all political groups in the EP will be voted on in Strasbourg on Thursday. "[The European Parliament] calls on the EU and its Member States to affirm a clear and credible European perspective for Ukraine, on the basis of Article 49 of the Treaty of the European Union, provided that it demonstrates adherence to common European values," reads the document. All political groups in the European Parliament proposed their draft resolutions on the situation in Ukraine. In general, MEPs express their support for pro-EU protests in Ukraine, condemn violence, and demand the release of detained activists and investigations of human rights violations. Most draft resolutions call on the EU to continue providing political and economic support for Ukraine to resolve the crisis. The draft resolutions of the European Parliament's largest political groups contain a provision on the possible introduction of personal sanctions against certain officials responsible for human rights violations and an escalation of the conflict. On Wednesday, the European Parliament hosts a debate on the situation in Ukraine, and on Thursday, its members will vote on the resolution.