Minister Fajon at UN Security Council: We do not and will not accept the war in Ukraine

On the second anniversary of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, Slovenia supported the holding of a debate on the maintenance of peace and security in Ukraine at the UN Security Council. In a national statement, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Fajon stressed that we have not accepted the war and that Slovenia will stand by Ukraine until a just and lasting peace is achieved.

In the statement, Minister Fajon strongly condemned Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and expressed full support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity: “While being aware of repetitiveness, I want to seize the opportunity of sitting in this chamber, representing a UN Security Council member, to condemn once again the Russian aggression against Ukraine in blatant violation of the UN Charter and Helsinki Final Act on inviolability of borders in Europe. While Ukraine has been attacked with artillery shells, drones and ballistic missiles, the rest of the world has been attacked with narratives. Particularly on how this war started and why it was inevitable to start. But the facts are very clear – Russia is the aggressor and Russia is displaying a complete disregard for the UN Charter. And this is resulting in lives being lost, families being torn apart and infrastructure being destroyed.”

“Slovenia applauds the Ukrainian nation for its bravery and resolute defence of their motherland. We share their vision of a just, lasting and sustainable peace, and we join in the collective efforts in this regard. Such peace is worth believing in and acting on, and we will continue to stand by Ukraine until we reach that point. We are not tired of calling this aggression out and of demanding it to stop. We will spare no effort in pursuing full accountability for the long list of atrocities and other international crimes,” said Minister Fajon.

Read the full statement here.

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