2022 - UKRAINE'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM & ALLIED AND GLOBAL RESPONSE TO RUSSIA'S WAR

Rick LARSEN (United States) - PRELIMINARY DRAFT SPECIAL REPORT

19 May 2022

Russia’s illegal and brutal military invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 represents a tectonic shift in international affairs that will fundamentally affect the global security landscape. Ukraine stands at the frontline of the democratic world pushing back against a revisionist wave of authoritarian powers’ assault on the rules-based international order. While NATO is not a party to this war, Allies and their partners have a geopolitical stake and a moral duty to support the Ukrainian defence effort. The Alliance also has a duty to reassure its members and bolster its defence and deterrence posture.

This preliminary draft special report deconstructs the genesis and evolution of the war and outlines ways for NATO parliaments and governments to further assist Ukraine and to ensure the adequate adaptation of NATO. In particular, it urges Allies, inter alia, to increase and sustain the deliveries of the most critical weapon systems to Ukraine, to increase sanctions on Russia, to devise a Marshall Plan-type arrangement to rebuild Ukraine after the war, and to investigate all war crimes.
 


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