UWC calls for increased sanctions against Russian Federation as its military activity targeting Ukrainian positions escalates
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) alerts the international community to the escalation of military activity by the Russian Federation targeting both Ukrainian military positions and civilian infrastructure in violation of international law and the Minsk agreements, and calls for increased sanctions against the Russian Federation in response to its increased military aggression.
Alarming are reports from the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine indicating an ongoing massive supply by the Russian Federation of military equipment, weapons and ammunition, as well as mercenaries and regular troops to the combined Russian-terrorist forces in Donbas.
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine continues to report restrictions to access and impediments to the ability of the SMM to conduct monitoring activities in the areas that are currently not controlled by Ukraine, including the uncontrolled section of the Ukrainian-Russian border.
“The Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the international community to strengthen targeted sanctions against the Russian Federation until it fully complies with its obligations under the Minsk agreements, withdraws its military forces and equipment from Eastern Ukraine, and de-occupies Crimea,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.