Resolution No. 1/2022
General Assembly of the Association
of Towns Awarded the Europe Prize
of June 9th, 2022
on addressing a call to the authorities of the Russian Federation for
putting an end to military actions in Ukraine and withdrawing military
forces from the territory of Ukraine. The call is drafted during the General
Assembly of the Association of Towns Awarded the Europe Prize.
The General Assembly of the Association of Towns Awarded the Europe
Prize adopts the following common position:
We, Towns Awarded the Europe Prize, which was established with the
aim to promote European values, have always based our work within the
Association on a common understanding, solidarity, respect
and partnership that goes beyond our national borders.
Over the decades, together we have endeavoured to build the cities of
the future, which offer the opportunity for the implementation of the right
for choosing own development and peaceful coexistence to all future
generations, regardless of where we live and what language we speak.
The brutal and unfaithful invasion by the Russian Federation in
the independent Ukraine, so meritorious for the Association, has
shattered what the Ukrainian people have achieved with their
steadfastness and their mind open to united Europe. Expressing
our desire to exist in the spirit of higher values for all countries – not only
of the Old Continent, but also of the World, we strongly condemn
Russian aggressive war against Ukraine and appeal to the Russian
authorities, and especially to the President of the Russian Federation,
Mr Vladimir Vladimorovich Putin, to immediately and unconditionally
cease hostilities in Ukraine and withdraw all armed forces from the whole
territory of Ukraine within the internationally recognized borders.
The Association of Towns Awarded the Europe Prize calls on the
Russian Federation for compliance with international law and the
cessation of all acts of violence.
We call for peace!
The content of the position via the President of the Association of Towns
Awarded the Europe Prize will be sent to the Embassy of the Russian
Federation and published on the Association’s website in the form of an