Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson condemns Russia’s decision to recognize the breakaway regions of Ukraine.
– It is a clear violation of international law, she said.
It also says that EU sanctions against Russia will be presented during the day.
Russia On Monday, President Vladimir Putin recognized the two breakaway regions Donetsk And the Luhansk in the East Ukraine as a standalone.
During a press conference on Tuesday morning, the prime minister responded Magdalena Anderson (S) On the Russian theme.
Yesterday, Russia escalated its aggression against an independent neighboring country, Ukraine. Yesterday’s decision to recognize the parts of Donetsk and Luhansk that the Ukrainian government has no control over, is a clear violation of international law and the Minsk agreements. This is another violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Sweden strongly condemns Russia’s actions.
It is an increase in Russian aggression against Ukraine and a complication of a diplomatic solution to the conflict.
‘threatening peace and security’
– This act threatens peace and security in Ukraine and the entire region. The responsibility for this rests solely with the Russian political leadership. Ukraine showed restraint and tried to calm the situation in eastern Ukraine diplomatically. Russia’s recognition will also be met with a strong response from the European Union and the international community.
On Monday evening, the Prime Minister met European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
She indicated that EU sanctions against Russia will be presented during the day.
“These sanctions will be costly for Russia,” the prime minister said.
How worried are you about the security situation? asked our reporter Erica Falt.
– This is a dangerous situation. It is important that we stand united with our partners, not least in the European Union.
Magdalena Anderson also received several questions from journalists about the movements of Russian troops, which the country calls “peacekeepers”, and can be described as an invasion.
She finally answered:
For the question “Is this an invasion?” Answer: This is a clear aggression and a violation of international law.
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