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Tánaiste says Russian forces in Ukraine is a ‘dangerous situation’

Eamon Gilmore on the Russian Federation to abide by international law and to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence.

Eamon Gilmore
Eamon Gilmore
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THE TÁNAISTE AND Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore has called on the Russian Federation to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence.

Today the Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted a request to the upper house of parliament asking approval for the use of Russian troops in Ukraine.

The parliament approved the motion.

Concerns

Speaking about the situation in Ukraine, Gilmore said “I have been following with growing concern developments which appear to severely threaten the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” adding:

I call on the Russian Federation to abide by international law and to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence as it is obliged to do. This is in the interests of the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the international community as a whole.

In this dangerous situation, it is incumbent on all to act with the greatest care and avoid any provocation that could lead to further instability.

He called on all parties to work to ensure that legitimate concerns can be addressed through dialogue.

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