CARICOM strongly condemns Russia-Ukraine invasion

By Admin. Updated 4:11 p.m., Thursday, February 24, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it strongly condemns the military attacks and invasion of Ukraine by The Russian Federation.

In a statement published today (February 24, 2022) on CARICOM’s website, the regional body says it is calling for Russia’s immediate and complete withdrawal of the military presence and cessation of any further actions that may intensify the current perilous situation in Ukraine. 

The recognition by The Russian Federation of the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk represents a violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, the statement says.

The hostilities against Ukraine go counter to the principles of respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-interference in the internal affairs of another sovereign state and the prohibition on the threat or use of force, and the peaceful resolution of disputes, which are the bedrock of this Community, CARICOM further states.

 CARICOM says it maintains that the principles of universal respect and adherence to these norms and principles of international law are fundamental to the maintenance of the international system and global peace and security.

Click here for the link to CARICOM’s website

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