Foreign ministers of Bucharest Nine urged Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine

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Foreign ministers of Bucharest Nine member countries (Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary) have adopted a joint resolution in Warsaw on Monday, in which they reiterated support for territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and urged Russia to stop aggression and withdraw its troops from Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing QHA Crimean News Agency.

"We reiterate our firm and principled position on Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine and that we will not recognize the illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea. We express our strong support to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. We express our concern with the security situation in eastern Ukraine and believe that tangible progress in the conflict settlement can be achieved only by full cease-fire, withdrawal of heavy equipment from the line of contact, and withdrawal of Russia's weapons, equipment and personnel from Ukraine," the statement by the ministers reads.

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Furthermore, the foreign ministers of the countries of the Bucharest Nine strongly urge all parties that signed the Minsk agreements to fully fulfill their obligations.

"We urge all signatories to the Minsk Agreements to fully comply with the commitments they signed up to. We continue to be concerned with the intimidation and attacks against OSCE Special Monitoring Mission's monitors and recall that the SMM must have full, safe and unhindered access throughout Ukraine. We underline that the resolution of the conflict in and around Ukraine must be based on its territorial integrity and international law," the statement says.
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