The Delegation of Ukraine delivered a statement on “Russia’s
on-going aggression against Ukraine and illegal occupation of Crimea” to the
1120th meeting of the Permanent Council on 24 November 2016.
“Last Monday Ukraine marked the Day of Dignity and Freedom,
commemorating the third anniversary since the nationwide movement in
support of the democratic values and against dictatorship started. It
has been the resolute choice of Ukrainians to build a prosperous and rule of
law based European state, where human rights and fundamental freedoms are fully
respected,” the statement reads.
hardly anticipate that Russia’s response to democratic aspirations of
Ukrainians would be putting into action its plans of multifaceted aggression
against the neighbouring State. Illegal occupation of
Ukraine’s Crimea and Sevastopol and bloody conflict in Donbas were a result of
Russia’s military intervention and its expansionist claims for the entire
south-east of Ukraine. Russia chose to deal a destructive blow to the vision of
Europe whole, free and at peace”, contains the document.
“So far the
OSCE fundamental principles, in particular those on respect to the
sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of frontiers,
continue to be grossly violated by the Russian Federation,” contained
in the statement as well as a call to the international community to
demonstrate firmness and unity to stop these violations and their further
“We urge Russia to return to the tenets of the international law, to
halt its aggression against Ukraine and contribute constructively to the
peaceful resolution in Donbas by implementing fully and in good face its
commitments under the Minsk agreements. We urge Russia to reverse the
illegal occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of
Sevastopol,” reads the statement.
See full text of the Statement