ODFFU statement

January 24, 2015

 

The Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms for Ukraine (ODFFU), a community-based organization working for Ukraine and the Ukrainian Community since 1946, condemns the Russian Federation for its brutal terrorist attack against Mariupol and expresses its sincerest condolences to the families of the innocent victims of the attack.

 

The Russo-Ukrainian War has escalated exponentially in recent weeks. The Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms for Ukraine strongly condemns the actions of the Russian Federation against the free, democratic Ukrainian nation in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The ODFFU reiterates that the Russian terrorists have not honored the legal ceasefire agreed to by both Kyiv and Moscow in September 2014. Evidence of this disregard for international law includes the complete destruction of Donetsk Airport, the bombing of a civilian bus outside of the city of Volnovakha, and the most recent shelling of Mariupol. The government of Vladimir Putin has, thus, disregarded the norms of a civil international community by invading Russia’s peaceful neighbor and instituting senseless, terroristic murder in eastern Ukraine. Читати далі