POLITICS

Text of Commons motion supporting Ukraine, urging Russia to withdraw

03/03/2014 03:47 EST | Updated 05/03/2014 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - The House of Commons has unanimously adopted a motion supporting Ukraine and calling on Russia to withdraw its troops. Here is the text of the motion, introduced by Conservative MP Ted Opitz:

That this House strongly condemn Russia's provocative military intervention in Ukraine; call upon Russia to withdraw its forces and respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, as per the commitments in the 1994 Budapest Declaration and under international law; reaffirm the legitimacy of the government of Ukraine and Ukraine's territorial integrity; support the government's decision to recall Canada's ambassador in Moscow for consultations and to suspend the government's engagement in preparation for the G-8 summit; encourage the government to work with like-minded partners, including through multilateral forums, to de-escalate the current situation; affirm the Ukrainian people's right of self-determination, free from intervention; and stand with the Ukrainian people as they pursue a free and democratic future.