Malaysian Envoy Urged to Take Clearer Stand on Ukraine Invasion

The Ambassador of Ukraine to Malaysia Olexander Nechytaylo called on the Malaysian government to take a clear stand on Russia’s move during a gathering on Tuesday at the function hall in Kuala Lumpur where more than 30 heads and representatives of foreign diplomatic missions expressed solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

“What is happening in Ukraine is contradicting the principle of international law, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, and is against the United Nations and Asean charters as well as the fundamental principle of Malaysia’s foreign policy,” Nechytaylo said.

Diplomats representing the European Union, Britain, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, Canada, Ghana, Singapore, and South Korea attended the Expression of Solidarity event.

“My words of particular gratitude to those, which provided much-needed defense equipment, medical supplies, fuel, financial resources, and refuge to save many lives and to keep us going,” Nechytaylo said.

“As for now, almost 400 civilians including 16 children have been killed and all these crimes are being carefully documented for further legal proceedings in the International Criminal Court,” Nechytaylo added.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that Malaysia is seriously concerned over the escalation of conflict in Ukraine and strongly urged all concerned parties to immediately take steps to de-escalate and prevent loss of lives and devastation. 

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