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Gov't supports UN resolution to Russia/Ukraine Crisis

- UN to vote on Wednesday on Russian-Ukraine conflict

The Government of Guyana says it fully supports the United Nations resolution to the Russian and Ukraine conflict that has been ongoing for six days.

On January 24, 2022, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, one of its neighbours to the southwest. Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett told the 11th Emergency Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which commenced on Monday and Tuesday, that Guyana fully supports the UN’s resolution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Permanent Representative of Guyana to the UN, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett

She joined the more than 100 member states in New York in condemning the crisis in Ukraine. The global body will decide if it supports a resolution that demands Russia immediately withdraw its troops from Ukraine. A vote is expected on Wednesday, and it must reach a two-thirds threshold to pass. The resolution is non-binding but it will serve as a marker of how isolated Russia is.

“The Government of Guyana is gravely concerned over the recent military intervention by Russia in violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities and a return to diplomacy,"

Birkett Said. Birkett said Guyana disapproves of the threat or use of force in the conduct of international relations. She urged for a peaceful resolution, one that is with the rule of international law and the provisions of the United Nations Charter.

According to her, the current military action in Ukraine is contrary to the principles of respect for territorial integrity, sovereignty and the non-interference in the internal affairs of another sovereign state. Guyana’s Permanent Representative told the assembly that the aggression against Ukraine is a threat to the region and countries everywhere.

She said,

“The Government of Guyana supports the efforts of the United Nations Secretary-General to bring a speedy resolution to the situation in Ukraine and cease the threat to international peace and security.”

It has been six days since Russia invaded Ukraine and more than 350 civilians, including 14 children have been killed in the conflict.


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