Germany, France and the United States are committed to its territorial integrity Of Ukraine. President Salt agreed with Biden and Macron that Putin’s decision would not go unanswered. This came to light after a telephone conversation between the three leaders. Western nations are talking about violating international law and announcing sanctions against Russia, which today announced the recognition of the independence of Donetsk and Lukansk.
Britain says sanctions against Russia will be announced tomorrow. EU countries are also talking about sanctions, while the United States has announced measures against eastern Ukraine.
Russian troops in Ukraine
At the same time, international media reported that Putin had ordered Russian forces to enter Ukraine.
It is clear, however, that this was not an invasion, but rather the Russian peacekeeping forces of Donetsk and Luhansk “People’s Democratic States” that Putin recognized its independence.
Earlier, President Zhelensky spoke by telephone with Biden. A White House spokesman said the telephone conversation between the two leaders lasted about 35 minutes.
Shortly before the start of the meeting of the National Security and Security Council of Ukraine, Zhelensky tweeted, “We discussed with the US President the developments of the last few hours.
In a statement, the White House said it expects action from Russia and is ready for an immediate response.
“President Biden will soon sign an executive order restricting US investment, trade and financing to the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The United States will soon announce additional action on the current “gross violation of Russia’s international obligations.”
– Jen Saki (@PressSec) February 21, 2022
As it is emphasized, these measures are separate and will be in addition to the rapid and drastic economic measures they have prepared in collaboration with allies and allies if Russia invades Ukraine further.
“We are in constant consultation with our allies and allies, including Ukraine, on the next steps and Russia’s continued expansion of the border with Ukraine,” the statement said.
For its part, NATO, the Secretary-General points out. Jens Stoltenberg of the North Atlantic Alliance condemns Donetsk / Lukansk Russian recognition in Ukraine.
“It erodes efforts to resolve the conflict and violates the Minsk agreements,” he said. NATO supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. We call on Moscow to stop provoking conflict and choose diplomacy.
I condemn # Russia Recognition of Donetsk / Luhansk #Ukraine. It erodes efforts to resolve the conflict and violates the Minsk agreements. #NATO Ukraine supports sovereignty and territorial integrity. We urge Moscow to stop provoking conflict and choose diplomacy. https://t.co/H4yczPG8XM
– Jens Stoltenberg (jensstoltenberg) February 21, 2022
Annalena Berbach: Germany will respond to violations of international law
Russia’s recognition of the two divided parts of eastern Ukraine is tantamount to a “gross violation of international law.” He further added that Germany was discussing with its partners how they would react to President Putin’s decision.
“Today, President Putin’s recognition of separatist, self-proclaimed ‘democratic democracies’ in eastern Ukraine is a clear violation of international law and a serious blow to all diplomatic efforts to find a diplomatic solution,” he said. Internationally recognized boundaries. We will retaliate for this violation of international law. We are in talks with our partners. “
Macron asks the UN for an extraordinary meeting of the SA
Emanuel Macron today condemned Vladimir Putin’s decision to recognize the independence of the pro-Russian separatist regions of eastern Ukraine and called for “targeted European sanctions” against Moscow, according to a statement from Elysee.
The French president has called for an “extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council”, denouncing Russia as a “unilateral violation of international obligations and an insult to Ukraine’s sovereignty.”
Charles Michael: The European Union will act with unity and stability
Charles Michael and Ursula van der Leyen, chairmen of the European Council, say the EU and its partners will respond with unity, stability and determination. In particular, he mentions:
“Recognizing the two territories in Ukraine is a clear violation of international law, the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the Minsk Accords.
“The EU and its partners will respond with unity, stability and determination.”
UN: We support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today called Russia’s decision to recognize the independence of Ukraine’s separatist territories “a violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.”
“This is not in line with the principles of the United Nations Charter,” the UN Secretary-General said in a statement.
“The United Nations fully supports the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly,” said UN Spokesman Stephen Dusarik.