The Parliament of Ukraine adopted in common with Poland and Lithuania, a Declaration of remembrance of the victims of the Second world war, in which it is reported that the beginning brought the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
"Together and at the same time, adopt the following Declaration of memory and solidarity, to pay tribute to the million casualties suffered by our people during the 2nd world war and to condemn the foreign invaders who tried to eliminate our independence," - said in the text of the Declaration. The paper argues that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 23 August 1939 as if led To the outbreak of the Second world war, RIA " Novosti ". The decision was supported by 243 Ukrainian parliamentarian with the necessary minimum of 226 votes.
The parliaments of the three States emphasize that pay tribute to the million victims of aggression." We remember the battle of the Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian national forces anti-Communist and anti-Nazi resistance, who created the moral Foundation for the restoration of independence of our countries. We believe in the necessity of the activation of unbiased historical research and the need to contain the forces which lead To disputes in our countries ", - reported in circulation. The Declaration also notes that Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine have expressed interest in the steps aimed at peaceful resolution of the conflict in the East of Ukraine and restore its territorial integrity. The parties expressed support for the deepening of cooperation of the North Atlantic Commonwealth, Ukraine and its strategic goal to obtain NATO membership. According to the speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy, it is planned that the Polish Sejm likewise, Thursday will take the appropriate Declaration. 18 October, the head of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy said that the Parliaments of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine simultaneously will take the message in relation to historical events that took place in the beginning of the Second world war. At the same time, he said that the message will be unique, because " 3 of Parliament at the same time, will give not only an assessment of General history, but will also assess current actions of Russian imperialism ". Relations between Ukraine and Russia worsened against the background of the situation in the Donbass. In January 2015, the Parliament of Ukraine at an extraordinary meeting to discuss the deteriorating situation in the Donbass, took the message that Russia is called " an aggressor country ". The message was supported by 271 people's choice at the required minimum of 226 votes. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, an intergovernmental agreement, signed on 23 August 1939, the heads of departments of international relations of Germany and the Soviet Union. The parties to the agreement pledged to refrain from attacking each other and not to violate neutrality in case one of them becomes the object of hostilities by a third Party. The Pact was supplemented with secret additional Protocol on the delimitation of spheres of interest in Eastern Europe in case of " territorial and political rearrangement ". After the German attack on the Soviet Union the scope of the Covenant was terminated.