The resolution was passed with 128 votes in favor, none against and no abstentions.

The resolution states that Russia's armed forces and mercenaries have committed mass war crimes on Ukrainian territory, in particular in Bucha, Irpin, Mariupol, Borodyanka and Hostomel.

According to the document, the intent is to wholly or partially destroy the Ukrainian nation and break its spirit by killing entire families, including children, by abducting and raping people, and by mocking them and the bodies of the murdered and martyred.

"The Seimas recognizes the full-scale armed aggression – war – against Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation and its political and military leadership [...] as genocide against the Ukrainian people," the resolution reads.

It also stresses that all perpetrators must be held accountable and that the international community must establish a Special International Criminal Tribunal to investigate and assess the crime of Russian aggression against sovereign Ukraine.

The parliament calls for the tribunal to have the power to issue international arrest warrants and not be limited by state immunity or the immunity of heads of state and government and other public officials.

"The Russian Federation, whose military forces deliberately and systematically target civilian targets for bombing, is a state that supports and perpetrates terrorism," the resolution reads.

Since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in late February, thousands of civilians have been killed and civilian buildings have been destroyed, and there have been reports of sexual abuse of Ukrainian women and children, as well as abductions and other crimes.