Norway asks Russia to follow diplomatic track, respect international law

Anniken Huitfeldt - Mona JuulPhoto: Pontus Höök / NTB
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Norway’s UN Ambassador Mona Juul says Russia has chosen a one-sided approach to the Ukraine conflict with military threats over diplomacy and dialogue.

“Norway urges Russia, as part of the conflict, to fulfill its obligations, to follow international law and return to the diplomatic track,” Juul said at the emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Monday night.

The meeting was convened after President Vladimir Putin recognized the breakaway regions of Luhansk and Donetsk as separate states and ordered the deployment of what he called “peacekeeping” forces into eastern Ukraine.

Russia’s massive build-up of forces in and around Ukraine is very worrying. Norway is asking Russia to step down and withdraw its military forces from Ukraine and the border areas.

Juul added that Norway praises Ukraine’s restraint in the face of repeated provocations and attempts to create instability. She also stressed that a potential war would threaten security in Europe and lead to enormous suffering for the civilian population.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Norway asks Russia to follow diplomatic track, respect international law"

  1. We the West didn’t respect international or Ukraine law, when the 2014 coup we backed overthrew Yanukovich’s legal government, Anniken. Expecting the Russians to adhere to it while we don’t is now-classic Western double standards.

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