Russia needs to refrain from aggression and escalation against Ukraine – Department of State
The United States maintains a clear position on the inadmissibility of Russia’s aggression, as well as other actions against Ukraine.
Jalina Porter, Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, said this at a press briefing on Friday, April 23, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
“We have made clear in our engagement with Russia and their government that they need to refrain from their aggression and escalatory actions, and they need to immediately cease all of their aggressive activity in and around Ukraine,” Porter said.
She stressed that this includes Russia’s recent military buildup in occupied Crimea as well as along Ukraine’s border.
“The United States, of course, reaffirms its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty as well as its territorial integrity, extending to its territorial waters,” the principal deputy spokesperson added.
As Ukrinform reported, the United States maintains a consistent position in support of Ukraine against the background of Russia’s armed aggression.