Singapore ‘strongly condemns’ unprovoked invasion of Ukraine: MFA

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Militants of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic stand in front of an apartment building, which locals said was damaged by recent shelling, in the separatist-controlled town of Yasynuvata (Yasinovataya) in the Donetsk region, Ukraine February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
Militants of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic stand in front of a damaged building in the town of Yasynuvata in the Donetsk region, Ukraine on 24 February 2022. (PHOTO: Reuters)

SINGAPORE — Singapore on Thursday (24 February) strongly condemned the “unprovoked invasion” of Ukraine, as Russia on the same day began multiple attacks in various parts of its neighbouring state.

“Singapore strongly condemns any unprovoked invasion of a sovereign country under any pretext,” a spokesperson from the city-state’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The spokesperson said that Singapore is “gravely concerned” by Russia’s “special military operation” in the Donbas region, and reports of land and air attacks on multiple targets in Ukraine.

“We reiterate that the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine must be respected.”

Singapore hopes military actions will cease immediately, and urges a peaceful settlement of the dispute, in accordance with the United Nations Charter and international law.

The statement was the second in three days issued by MFA as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate dramatically.

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