Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign MinistersVisits Belize
Russia’s war against Ukraine continues. Exactly one year ago on February 24, at around 5 am Kyiv time, Russian troops invaded the independent and sovereign territory of Ukraine. This attack was the culmination of a war of aggression that has been going on for 9 years. Tonight, Russian forces continue “limited ground attacks” as well as offensive operations. However, in September Ukrainian forces took back control amid a rapid counter-attack in the country’s northeast that saw almost the entire Kharkiv region brought under Kyiv’s control. But that apparent escalation has not translated into major successes on the battlefield. Ukraine has won the support of millions of people worldwide and dozens of sovereign states including Belize. Deputy Foreign Minister for Ukraine Andrij Melnyk, and this morning he met with Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay. Minister Courtenay said that Belize renewed its commitment to Ukraine️ and offered continued diplomatic solidarity. Melnyk says that Belize’s support is vital.
Andrij Melnyk, Deputy Foreign Minister, Ukraine: “I had a meeting today with the foreign minister and I sent best greetings from my president Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the Prime Minister Briceno and they spoke last summer but also to the whole people of Belize for that support. It is important it doesn’t matter the size of the country your voice is very strong here in the whole region of the Caribbean and we are thankful for your support in respect of many resolutions that were passed during the last months in New York at the General Assembly of UN because that is the main forum where we can address the issues of peace and war at the moment. If we compare to other countries or not Belize has been playing a crucial role for us within CARICOM, within SICA now having this presidency within SICA and that is something which matters to us because the voice of Belize is important also to persuade other countries in the whole region which might be maybe more skeptical or which don’t feel the need to be engaged more Belize has been playing this role and we appreciate it, that’s why I’m here.”