Anniversary of the invasion – continued Nordic support for Ukraine
“One year has passed since Russia began its illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s war of aggression in the Nordic Region’s own neighbourhood has triggered the biggest security policy crisis in Europe for many decades. Since then, we’ve witnessed unimaginable suffering. Tens of thousands of people have been killed. Millions of people have been forced to flee.
A united Nordic Region has condemned Russia’s actions in the strongest possible terms. A united Nordic Region supports Ukraine’s courageous people in their rightful fight against the occupier. A fight for our common values: democracy, human rights, and international co-operation. A fight against oppression and dictatorship. A fight for a world where international law comes before brute force.
Russia’s attack on Ukraine marks a crossroads for Nordic security and for Nordic co-operation. One of the main priorities of the Norwegian presidency of the Nordic Council in 2023 is a secure Nordic Region. We will help to encourage debate on Nordic co-operation on defence and the importance of a new security policy architecture in the Nordic Region. In an uncertain world, we need more Nordic co-operation.”
A united Nordic Region supports Ukraine’s courageous people in their rightful fight against the occupier.