Statement through the North Atlantic Council around the so-known as “referenda” in areas of Ukraine – NATO HQ


1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp We condemn within the most powerful possible terms the program to carry so-known as “referenda” on joining the Spain within the Ukrainian regions partially controlled through the Russian military. Because the United nations General Set up reaffirmed in the resolution “Aggression against Ukraine” adopted on 2 March 2022, no territorial acquisition caused by the threat or utilization of pressure will be acknowledged as legal. Allies don’t and can never recognize Russia’s illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea.&nbsp Sham referenda within the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson parts of Ukraine don’t have any authenticity and will also be a blatant breach from the United nations Charter.&nbsp NATO Allies won’t recognize their illegal and illegitimate annexation.&nbsp These lands are Ukraine.&nbsp We ask all states to reject Russia’s blatant attempts at territorial conquest.&nbsp&nbsp

2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp These Russian decisions, including on the partial military mobilisation, really are a further escalation in Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine. We still reject Russia’s irresponsible nuclear rhetoric. Russia bears full responsibility for that war, the immense suffering its aggression is getting upon the Ukrainian people, along with the price of its war including for that Russian people now being mobilised. Russia has it in the hands to finish the conflict. Russia must immediately stop this war and withdraw from Ukraine.

3.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp We reaffirm our unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity within its worldwide recognized borders, as well as for Ukraine’s natural to self-defence. NATO Allies remain resolute in supplying political and practical support to Ukraine because it is constantly on the defend itself against Russia’s aggression.

4. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp NATO is really a defensive Alliance and continuously shoot for peace, security, and stability in the entire Euro-Atlantic area. We stand u . s . to protect and safeguard every inch of Allied territory.