Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses resolute protest
pertaining to another breakthrough of an armed terrorist group into Ukrainian
territory from the Russian side. Despite warnings passed on by Ukraine through
diplomatic channels regarding concentration of up to 40 trucks with armed
people on the border with Ukraine, Russian side did not assume any measures to
prevent their breakthrough into the territory of Ukraine.
On May 27 around 4 am the convoy consisting of several trucks and
passenger cars made an attempt to cross the state border of Ukraine in the area
of Astakhove locality (Luhansk
The abovementioned actions were taking place at
total inactivity of Russian border guards. Moreover, there is every ground to
declare that Russian terrorists’ forwarding into Ukrainian territory is being
organized and financed under Kremlin and Russian intelligence agencies’
In fact, we are dealing with uncovered aggression against Ukraine from
the Russian side, with exporting Russian terrorism into the territory of our
country. At present our law enforcement officers in Eastern regions of Ukraine
stand against skilled armed Russian mercenaries, who are ready to plunder,
intimidate, torture and murder Ukrainian citizens
The world is confident that Kremlin’s attempts to put their own
responsibility for events in Eastern regions of Ukraine on the Ukrainian
authorities and anti-terrorist operation forces are nothing but false and
Aggressive actions of Russia and Russia-subordinated collaborationists
from the terrorist organizations “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic” are another evidence of Kremlin
not planning to implement Geneva agreements even after the world-recognized
democratic presidential elections have been held in Ukraine.
We call upon the international community to take urgent and drastic
measures to stop Russian aggression against Ukraine and global order. Continued
attempts to reach out to Kremlin with hopes for any kind of constructive
dialogue cost more human losses on the ground. Russian invader bears the sole
responsibility for these deaths.
Concerted efforts are needed to make Kremlin stop terrorists and weapons
supply into the territory of our state, withdraw Russian subversives from
Ukraine in order to renew peace and stability in our country and the region.