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Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine is a clear breach of international law and calls into question the entire security architecture of Europe.
It will bring immeasurable suffering to the people of Ukraine. We therefore strongly condemn this aggression by the Russian leadership and the abuse of history to justify it. We will always stand up for the values of democracy and a liberal order in this conflict and disapprove of any attempt to redraw borders by force.
Our unwavering solidarity now goes out to the people of Ukraine.