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One Year After the Russian Invasion, More United Than Ever For Ukraine
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February 24, 2023

 

Statement from G7 Ambassadors present in Argentina
(Japan, Canada, United States of America, France, Italy, United Kingdom and European Union)

This Friday, February 24, 2023, marks one year since the unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. Throughout this year, the members of the G7 have assumed a leading role in support of Ukraine, in the form of bilateral, regional and multilateral actions, which always demand accountability from Russia for its actions.

We reaffirm our full support for the independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders. Under international law, in particular the United Nations Charter, Ukraine has the legitimate right to defend itself against Russian aggression and regain full control of its territory.

We will continue to provide Ukraine with financial, humanitarian, military, diplomatic and legal assistance and will maintain our strong solidarity with Ukraine for as long as needed.

We have imposed, and will continue to impose, economic sanctions against the Russian Federation targeting individuals and entities, inside and outside Russia, that provide political or economic support to Russia’s illegal attempts to alter the status of Ukrainian territory.

Likewise, during this year we have witnessed a disinformation campaign by the Russian Federation that we have also countered, by raising awareness and reporting truthfully the facts that have an impact on public opinion, both here in Argentina and at the global level.

Throughout its history, the Ukrainian people have demonstrated their resilience in war and territorial conflicts. This unjustified war has sparked a new diaspora of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians in a humanitarian emergency that we believed to be part of the past. The members of the G7 and allied countries, such as Argentina, have responded not only with assistance, but also by providing asylum and refuge to the victims of this conflict.

Despite these joint efforts, the panorama is not encouraging, which is why we must continue with our sustained work in the defense of Ukraine and its people against the aggression of the Russian Federation.

We urge all countries that support democracy and the rule of law, such as Argentina, to demand that the Russian Federation cease this aggression, which is a flagrant violation of international law and universally recognized human rights.

One year after the Russian invasion, the members of the G7 are more united than ever for Ukraine.

[1] Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.