Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia on the situation in Ukraine

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia on the situation in Ukraine
2 March 2022 1197
As a result of the 2014 coup d'état, radicals of the Western project "anti-Russia" came to power in Ukraine. A significant part of the Russian-speaking residents of the south-east of Ukraine did not fit into their ideology. For eight years, the civilian population of the southeast has become the object of armed aggression by the Ukrainian security forces and nationalist groups. They launched rocket and bomb strikes aimed at civilian targets.

Russians and Ukrainians who expressed their disagreement with the actions of the new authorities were subjected to open violence.  The Ukrainian authorities have committed massive crimes against their own citizens.

On May 2, 2014, a terrible tragedy occurred in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa, where dozens of innocent people were burned alive.  The barbaric actions have not received any objective assessment from the international community, and today the organizers are walking around Ukrainian cities and continue to commit genocide. Every year on May 2, thousands of caring people gather in Odessa, commemorate the dead, and call on the international community to punish the perpetrators. The answer is silence.

The international community also ignored other crimes committed by the Ukrainian authorities.  We remember the children killed in Lugansk and Donetsk. We remember hundreds and thousands of political prisoners in the southeast - from Odessa to Kharkov, from Nikolaev to Zaporozhye - who were beaten and abused.  Among them were pregnant women and very young guys.

Fair retribution was expected and welcomed by many citizens of Ukraine. We support the desire of the President of Russia to protect the civilian population, to find and punish criminals, to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine. The actions of the Russian armed forces within the framework of the special operation are exclusively of a spot nature, aimed at hitting only military infrastructure facilities, in contrast to the actions of the Ukrainian side.

In this increasingly complicated international situation, Abkhazia has not betrayed the principles of brotherhood and friendship with Russia. According to the decision of the President of Abkhazia, our country recognized the sovereignty of the DNR and LNR. We are building respectful and equal relations with the new Republics.

Today, the collective West, using a network of NGOs in Europe and Russia, is trying to massively spread the “I am ashamed that I am Russian” thesis. They actively use social networks, cultural figures and show business.  These days, it is important to support the just aspirations of Russia to protect the civilian population of the DPR, LPR and Ukraine.  Everyone's voice matters.

We are confident in the successful completion of the special operation in Ukraine, the speedy restoration of justice and the rule of law in this country.

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