Russia officially launched an invasion of Ukraine early Thursday in response to heightened tensions.
Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Tani expressed his concern over the fierce escalation between Russia and Ukraine on Thursday.
This happened on two phone calls with Russian Foreign Minister Sergeĭ Viklov and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
“Through constructive dialogue and diplomatic methods, Sheikh Mohammed urged all parties to exercise restraint and resolve disputes.” He further emphasized the importance of peacefully resolving international conflicts.
“Your Excellency emphasized the need to ensure the safety of civilians and consider this a top priority. His Excellency also emphasized Qatar’s position and keenness on the established principles of the Charter of the United Nations and international law. I confirmed. ” Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) In the statement.
Qatar’s diplomats emphasized the need to refrain from intimidation and the use of force while preserving “national sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.”
Earlier Thursday, Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Altani received a call from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Sheikh Tamim called on all parties to ensure the protection of civilians and resolve disputes through international means.
After months of heightened tension, Russia received a call when it launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine.
The Gulf countries play an important regional and international role in conflict resolution, are the main mediators between conflict factions in various conflicts around the world, and advocate resolving tensions through dialogue and diplomacy. I’m continuing.
Qatar also has strong ties with both Russia and Ukraine due to various investments in both countries.
Big explosion Heared near Kiev on Thursday morning when a Ukrainian city awoke to an airstrike at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“This is a war of aggression. Ukraine protects itself and wins. The world can and must stop Putin. Now is the time to act.” Tweet Kreva..
The attack was immediately blamed by the United States and the EU, both promising to hold Russia accountable for the latest attack. I vowed to impose two entities as well Sanctions In Russia.
“We strongly condemn Russia’s unjustified attacks on Ukraine. During these dark hours, our thoughts are that Ukraine and innocent women, men and children face this unprovoked attack, It was when we were afraid of our lives. ” Tweet EU Chief Ursula von der Araien..
Ukraine has declared martial law nationwide as the attacks continue.
“Dear Ukrainian citizens, this morning President Putin announced a special military operation in Donbus. Russia has launched a strike on our military infrastructure and border guards. Bombs have been heard in many cities in Ukraine. We have introduced strict decree throughout our territory, “the President of Ukraine said in a video speech.
Kreva said Putin had plunged Europe into the darkest era since the beginning of World War II in 1939.
“The government that wants to avoid this is naive. Don’t repeat the mistakes of the past,” he tweeted.
Putin is now plunging Europe into the darkest times since 1939. The government that wants to stop this is naive. Don’t repeat the mistakes of the past. Now, strict sanctions have hit Russia. Support Ukraine with military and financial support.Can be together #StopRussianAggression..
— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) February 24, 2022
As fears continued, many Ukrainians began to flee the country, and states such as Finland announced that they were ready to accept refugees.
Al Jazeera An adviser to Ukrainian President Oleksii Arestovich reported that at least 40 people had died. However, the media could not confirm those numbers.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi He also called on neighboring countries to keep their borders open for those seeking evacuation.
“We have already seen reports of casualties and people starting to flee their homes in search of safety,” Grundy said.
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