condemns in the strongest terms yet another Kremlin-manufactured provocation
and rejects all accusations, which are completely groundless. Under a made up
pretext, the Kremlin is undertaking another hybrid special operation with the
aim to justify its future aggressive actions against Ukraine.
of Russian weaponry, armaments and military forces in the temporarily occupied
territories in Crimea and Donbas as well as along the Ukrainian-Russian border
is a cause of particular concern. This situation signals an imminent threat to
the peace and stability not only in Ukraine but also in the entire region. The
occupying power does not limit itself to daily shellings
in Donbas but also uses staged sabotage acts in Crimea in an attempt to shift responsibility
for its own destructive actions on Ukraine and on our partners.
resolutely and consistently condemns terrorism in all its manifestations.
Against this background, it should be recalled that since the beginning of the
Russian aggression against Ukraine in February 2014 thousands lost their lives
– both Ukrainians and foreign nationals - as a result of terrorist acts carried
out with financial, material and technical support of the aggressor state. In
particular, it is worth recalling the downing of the MH17 flight, rocket
attacks against Volnovakha, Mariupol,
Kramatorsk and other peaceful Ukrainian cities and towns.
urges the international community to take all possible political and diplomatic
steps to exert influence on the Kremlin in order to prevent a new round of
aggression against Ukraine and the ultimate disruption of the Minsk peace
process by the Kremlin.