Malawi has condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, saying the use of force as a means of settling disputes by anyone, at anytime and anywhere, is unwelcome.
Russia and Ukraine have been at loggerheads since 2014, following the Russian annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, before its invasion of Ukraine last month.
A statement posted on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs official Facebook page condemns the conflict.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson John Kabaghe confirmed that the ministry released the statement.
“We, as a peace-loving country, believe in the respect and protection of the sanctity of territorial integrity and sovereignty of all United Nations member states in consonance with international law, in general, and the United Nations Charter, in particular. Malawi condemns any escalation of hostilities and the use of force as a means of settling disputes by anyone, at anytime and anywhere in the world,” the statement reads.
“We, therefore, appeal to the Russian Federation to withdraw its forces from Ukraine and create a platform for a negotiated solution to the crisis for the sake of humanity’s shared aspirations of a secure and peaceful world for all,” the statement says.