The United States will continue to work to bring Russia to justice for its aggression – statement by Zelensky and Biden
The United States never acknowledges the attempt to annex Crimea and calls on Russia to fulfill its ceasefire commitment in eastern Ukraine.Biden condemned Russian aggression against Ukraine / photo by REUTERS
The United States will continue to work to hold Russia accountable for its aggression.
This is stated in a joint statement following the meeting of the Presidents of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and the United States of America Joe Biden , published on the website of the Office of the President of Ukraine .
In particular, it states that in the 21st century, states cannot be allowed to change borders by force.
“Russia has violated this basic rule for Ukraine. Sovereign states have the right to make their own decisions and choose their own alliances. The United States is with Ukraine and will continue to work to hold Russia accountable for its aggression. US support for sovereignty and territorial sovereignty. Ukraine’s integrity is unshakable, “the text reads.
At the same time, it is noted that Russia’s aggression, including the war in eastern Ukraine and the seizure of Crimea, has claimed more than 14,000 lives, destabilized Europe and the Black Sea region, and threatened a global, rule-based order.
The United States does not recognize and never recognizes Russia’s attempt to annex Crimea and reaffirms its full support for international efforts, including those in the “Norman format”, to resolve the conflict in Russia in eastern Ukraine through diplomatic channels based on international law. rights, including the UN Charter, “the statement said.
The United States supports Ukraine’s efforts to use the Crimean Platform to focus international attention and action on the humanitarian and security consequences of Russia’s occupation of Crimea in order to peacefully restore Ukraine’s control over the territory in accordance with international law.
“Together, we call on Russia to fulfill its ceasefire commitment in eastern Ukraine and to genuinely participate in the conflict resolution efforts to end the war,” the document said.