On January 24, 2024, the president of the National Leadership Council of the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), Senator Claudiu Târziu, announced the need for the annexation of Ukrainian territories, in particular Bessarabia, Bukovina, and Transcarpathia.
In June 2021, it became known that the Council of European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) formalized the candidacy of the party “Alliance for the Union of Romanians” (AUR) as a full member of the Organization. The European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) is a European political party with 67 members in the European Parliament and has significant influence on the politics of the European Union.
In this regard, 13 non-governmental organizations in Europe and the Ukrainian Security and Cooperation Center submitted a joint appeal to the deputies of the European Parliament from the ECR with a request to review the prospects of future cooperation with the AUR.
“The ECR political party was and is involved, at the highest level, in the governmental act of some partner countries that supported Ukraine in the fight against the Russian invaders, and in this sense we are deeply grateful. However, AUR’s membership in the ECR under these conditions would legitimize a party that has exactly the same imperialist visions as the terrorist regime that unleashed the biggest war on European territory since the end of the Second World War. In this context, we reiterate our request to stop cooperation with the AUR party, and thus to reject its candidacy to become a full member of the ECR,” commented Serhiy Kuzan, head of the Ukrainian Security and Cooperation Center.
FULL LIST OF SIGNATORIES
European Congress of Ukrainians
Malve – Ucraini di Ravenna
Associazione Insieme Per Ucraina – Organizzazione di Volontariato
Ukrainian Security and Cooperation Centre
Organizzazione di volontariato ODV “GROMADA”
Associazione Cristiana degli Ucraini in Italia
Leleka odv Modena
Associazione “Liberi Oltre Le Illusioni”
Malve di Ucraina aps
Fundacja UNITERS (United Volunteers)
Związek Ukraińców w Polsce (Association of Ukrainians in Poland)