Ukraine grateful to partners for consistent support of its territorial integrity – FM

Ukraine grateful to partners for consistent support of its territorial integrity – FM

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Ukraine is grateful to its partners for their unwavering and consistent support of its territorial integrity and highly appreciates the international policy of non-recognition of Russia's attempted annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol and their efforts to end the aggression in Donbas.

This is said in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the 46th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3314 (XXIX) (Definition of Aggression), published on the ministry’s website.

"Ukraine is grateful to its partners for their unwavering and consistent support for the territorial integrity of our state and highly appreciates the international policy of non-recognition of Russia's attempted annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as their efforts to end the aggression in Donbas. We look forward to increasing political and diplomatic pressure on Russia as an aggressor and occupying power in order to restore Ukraine's territorial integrity," the statement reads.

According to the document, for the 7th year in a row, Russia has been grossly violating the UN Charter, the said resolution and its other international legal obligations by waging armed aggression against Ukraine.

"The Russian Federation's ongoing efforts to legitimize the attempted annexation of the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, the occupation of other parts of Ukraine and Georgia, war crimes and crimes against humanity are all consequences of the most serious of all international crimes pursuant to the paragraphs a), b), c), d), e) and g) of Article 3 of the Annex to UN General Assembly Resolution 3314 (XXIX), as well as Article 8bis of the Statute of the International Criminal Court,"  the ministry emphasized.

By its aggressive actions, the Russian Federation, despite its status as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, undermines fundamental principles of the international legal order, including respect for the territorial integrity of sovereign states and the inviolability of borders.

As a result of Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine, more than 14,000 people were killed and almost 40,000 wounded. More than 1.5 million Crimean and Donbas residents have been forced to flee their homes as internally displaced persons and relocate to Ukrainian-controlled territory, while 170,000 Russians have been relocated to the occupied Crimea.

The Foreign Ministry called on the international community to make every effort to restore peace and security on the European continent, and on the Russian Federation, as a party to the international armed conflict it has unleashed, to withdraw its troops and equipment from Ukraine's Crimea and Donbas.

On December 14, 1974, the United Nations General Assembly adopted UN General Assembly Resolution 3314 (XXIX) (Definition of Aggression).

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