Uttalanden om Ukrainakrisen av medlemmar i FN:s säkerhetsråd den 21 februari

U.N. Security Council members slam Russia’s Ukraine escalation

The dramatic meeting on Monday night turned into a gang-up on Russia, with Western countries slamming its actions as a break with international law and an implicit attack against the territorial integrity of every U.N. member state.

“President Putin is testing our international system” and “seeing how far he can push us all,” said Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. “We must meet the moment and must not look the other way.” Ferit Hoxha, Albania’s representative, posed the overarching question after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: “Who is next?”


‘Exercise utmost restraint’: India on Ukraine crisis at UNSC emergency session

TS Tirumurti, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, presented the country’s position during an emergency session of the UN Security Council convened by Ukraine with the US and the UK, hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he was recognising the independence of the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.

“We have been closely following the evolving developments relating to Ukraine, including developments along the eastern border of Ukraine and the related announcement by the Russian Federation,” Tirumurti said.

“The escalation of tension along the border of Ukraine with the Russian Federation is a matter of deep concern. These developments have the potential to undermine peace and security of the region,” he said. Läs uttalandet

Remarks by Ambassador Zhang Jun at the UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

China has been paying close attention to the latest development of the situation in Ukraine. We have fully elaborated on our position at the previous two meetings of the Security Council. At present, all parties concerned must exercise restraint, and avoid any action that may fuel tensions. We welcome and encourage every effort for a diplomatic solution, and call on all parties concerned to continue dialogue and consultation, and seek reasonable solutions to address each other’s concerns on the basis of equality and mutual respect.

The current situation in Ukraine is a result of many complex factors. China always makes its own position according to the merits of the matter itself. We believe that all countries should solve international disputes by peaceful means in line with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. Läs uttalandet