UWC welcomes G7 Taormina Leaders’ Communiqué in support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity

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May 29,2017 111

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the G7 Leaders’ Communiqué which clearly confirms the continued support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

The Communiqué reads:

13. A sustainable solution to the crisis in Ukraine can only be reached with the full implementation by all sides of their commitments under the Minsk Agreements. We support the endeavors of the Normandy group and commend the multifaceted commitment of the OSCE in order to de-escalate the crisis. We stress the responsibility of the Russian Federation for the conflict and underline the role it needs to play to restore peace and stability. We reiterate our condemnation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula, reaffirm our policy of non‑recognition, and fully support Ukraine’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty. We recall that the duration of sanctions is clearly linked to Russia’s complete implementation of its commitments in the Minsk Agreements and respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty. Sanctions can be rolled back when Russia meets its commitments. However, we also stand ready to take further restrictive measures in order to increase costs on Russia should its actions so require. We maintain our commitment to assisting Ukraine in implementing its ambitious and yet necessary reform agenda and commend Kiev for its progress to date. Despite our differences with Russia, we are willing to engage with Russia to address regional crises and common challenges when it is in our interest.

“The Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the international community to fully support the G7 Leaders and to act decisively in accordance with this Communiqué to stop Russian aggression against Ukraine and ensure peace and stability in Europe,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij. 

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