Venezuela expressed its concern on Thursday about the "worsening of the crisis in Ukraine", where confrontations are generated after the decision of the Russian government to initiate military operations, and voted for dialogue as a way to resolve the conflict.
With a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shared on Twitter, and also disclosed by President Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela regrets "the mockery and breach" of the Minsk Agreements by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) "promoted by the United States."
The Minsk protocol, signed by Russia and Ukraine in September 2014 in the Belarusian capital, serves as a roadmap to end the fighting in the Donbass area, made up of Donetsk and Lugansk, whose independence was recognized on Monday by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Despite this road map, the clashes in Donetsk and Lugansk occurred periodically and intensified in recent days, to the point that the líderis from both people's republics, after denouncing an attack by Ukraine, they asked their population to evacuate to Russia
“We call for the search for peaceful solutions to settle the differences between the parties. Dialogue and non-interference are guarantees of peace," said the head of state after citing the statement.
The Venezuelan government warns that the derailment of these agreements "has violated international law" and has generated "strong threats against the Russian Federation, its territorial integrity and sovereignty," in addition to preventing "good relations between neighboring countries."
"Venezuela calls to resume the path of diplomatic understanding through effective dialogue between the parties involved in the conflict to avoid an escalation, reaffirming the negotiation mechanisms contemplated in the Charter of the United Nations, in order to preserve life, peace of the inhabitants of these countries and the stability of the region”, reads part of the text.
At the same time, the Venezuelan government affirmed that it makes "its best wishes for the peaceful resolution of this conflict", while rejecting the "application of illegal sanctions and economic attacks against the Russian people, which massively affect the enjoyment of their human rights." ”.
Early this Thursday in Russia, President Putin announced the start of a special military operation in Ukraine.
Since then, countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland, among others, have announced economic sanctions against Russia, while the Ukrainian government announced the breaking of relations with the Putin administration.
For her part, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez said through her Twitter account that “NATO, under US seigniorage, promoted the derailment of the Minsk Agreements that sought cooperative neighborly relations. We add our voice for the peaceful and diplomatic solution of the conflict and we reject the economic aggression against the brother Russian people”.