• Українською
  • Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine regarding russia's announcement of the so-called "martial law" on the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, posted 19 October 2022 19:11

    The russian federation has started a new stage of terror on the temporary occupied territories of Ukraine.

    The announcement of the so-called "martial law" by the russian federation aims to suppress the resistance of the residents of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, who oppose the Russian occupation. Even massive russian propaganda is unable to disguise the failure of russia's efforts to annex Ukrainian territories.

    putin's decree is null and void. It has no legal consequences for Ukraine and its citizens, as well as for the international community. Instead, such a step is just another example of the crimes of the russian leadership against the Ukrainian state and Ukrainians.

    Despite the agony of the regime in the kremlin, Ukraine will continue liberating occupied territories and rescuing its people.

    We call on our international partners to strongly condemn the intention of the russian occupation administrations under the guise of the so-called "martial law" to deprive residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine of even basic human rights, as well as to condemn their illegal plans to legalize looting, forced deportations and mobilization.

    We also appeal to provide Ukraine with modern anti-missile and anti-air defense systems as soon as possible to protect our civilian population from russia's barbaric missile and kamikadze drone attacks.