Pressure on Russia must be increased until it stops aggression against Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and other countries. Ukraine's interim attorney to the UN, Yuri Vitrenko made a corresponding statement, during the events dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Russian-Georgian war, on August 6.
He noted that the UN should be more active in resolving the conflicts created by Russia in neighboring countries.
“Despite the existence of appropriate mechanisms, such as the Geneva international discussions, the Normandy format or the Tripartite Contact Group, the UN Security Council and the General Assembly should demonstrate a much stronger position on conflicts and increase pressure on Russia.”
According to Vitrenko, the international community must "combine diplomatic tools with much more powerful targeted sanctions, as well as the isolation of Russian political leaders and oligarchs."
At the same time, a consistent policy of the international community is needed with regard to Russian occupation to ensure a peaceful resolution of conflicts.
“The first step should be the de-occupation of Georgian and Ukrainian territories, the abolition of recognition of the so-called independence in Abkhazia and South Ossetia and the fulfillment of all other obligations under existing agreements.”
Vitrenko stressed that the Russian occupation authorities have obligations to the inhabitants of the Crimea, Donbas, Abkhazia and South Ossetia on international law.
“It [Russia - Ed.] is fully responsible for the consequences of its internationally wrongful acts and will pay in full for the harm it caused.”
QHA reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine urged the international community to continue pressure on Russia to "prevent the recurrence of the tragedy of 1944". The department also demanded from Russia to stop the violation of human rights in the illegally annexed Crimea.