EP calls for EU to terminate software licences in Russia and Belarus

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on 1 March 2022, on the Russian aggression against Ukraine (2022/2564 (RSP)). 

Article 32 called on the EU and its member states to cancel the software licences for military and civilian equipment in Russia and Belarus, particularly those used in communications and satellite navigation. 

Article 17 of the document also calls for a ban on the export of any high-tech products and strategic goods to the Russian market. 

Article 27 calls for contributions towards strengthening Ukraine’s defence capacities, including support for cybersecurity.

Article 30 insists on the need for the EU, NATO, and like-minded international partners to step up their cybersecurity assistance to Ukraine. It also welcomes the initial deployment of PESCO-funded Cyber Rapid Response Team (CRRT) experts and calls for full use of the EU cyber sanctions regime against the individuals, entities, and bodies responsible or involved in the various cyberattacks targeting Ukraine. Article 30 also calls for an urgent review of Ukraine’s application to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) and for all CCDCOE members to support the application.