We are forced to appeal to the supreme legislative authority as a result of the sharp aggravation of the political situation in Ukraine.
The escalation of violence in Ukraine unfortunately becomes more acute with every day and closer to becoming a protracted civil conflict, the consequences of which are unpredictable. Despite holding talks between the government and opposition, the conflict continues, creating a real threat to the integrity of the country and the independence of Ukraine.
We hope that at the extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which will be held on January 28, 2014, MPs will be able to overcome the serious political crisis in Ukraine.
We urge MPs of the majority and the opposition to reject political ambitions and support the principal state positions of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, securing further peaceful democratic development.
We demand the government to stop using violence against its citizens, to refrain from bringing in semi-criminal elements to attack and intimidate activists, to punish security forces who humiliated the citizens who came to demonstrate their commitment to the European integration of Ukraine and the development of a social and legal state.
We hope that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will adopt important decisions concerning the abolition of anti-democratic laws adopted on January 16 of this year, the release of all imprisoned participants of civil protests, and the implementation of large-scale political reforms. Only by addressing the people’s demands can true civic peace be returned to Ukraine.
The academic community of the Ukrainian Catholic University expresses its solidarity with the peaceful actions of the citizens in their quest to make Ukraine a free and developed European country and its people happy and prosperous.
May God give us all the wisdom and courage to be peacemakers in this difficult time for our country!