British Prime Minister Liz Truss criticized Russia for violating international law by annexing four Ukrainian territories, saying it would not accept this.
“The UK will never accept that Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia are not Ukrainian territory,” British Prime Minister Liz Truss said in a statement today, as Russian President Vladimir Putin was about to preside over the merger signing ceremony. 4 regions of Ukraine.
The British Prime Minister accused President Putin of this action of “violating international law” and “disregarding the lives of the Ukrainian people”.
“Putin is not allowed to change international borders by force. We will make sure he loses this illegal war,” Ms. Truss said.
This is the first reaction of a European leader after Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of two southern Ukrainian regions, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, and speeding up the process of merging four territories.
The Kremlin on September 29 announced that the signing ceremony for the merger of four regions in Ukraine will take place at 3pm on September 30 (19:00 Hanoi time) and President Putin will give an important speech. Four Ukrainian regions held referendums and announced that most of the population supported the annexation of Russia.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the same day said that the plan to annex the territory of Ukraine to Russia is an act “never in accordance with all international legal frameworks” and goes against all values of the international community. .
US President Joe Biden also said he would never recognize the results of the referendums held in Ukraine, calling it a “flagrant violation” of international principles.
Ngoc Anh (Theo Reuters)