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Statement by Minister Fajon on the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine

Below is a statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Tanja Fajon, on the first anniversary of the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
Ministrica Tanja Fajon

Minister Tanja Fajon | Author STA

It has been a year since the start of Russia's brutal aggression, the war in Ukraine, and despite international assistance, every day we see innocent civilians, women and children being killed and civilian infrastructure destroyed.

This is unacceptable. Today, it is hard to fathom that someone is trying to unlawfully and by force of arms usurp the territory, sovereignty and territorial integrity of another state.

Slovenia will stand by Ukraine for as long as necessary. We, Slovenians, have our own historical memory. And at the same time, we are committed to and support all efforts that would lead to a lasting and just peace in Ukraine as soon as possible.

We support all endeavours that clearly distinguish between who is the aggressor and who the victim. The aggressor is the Russian Federation, the victim is Ukraine.

Through diplomatic channels, we must do everything in our power to try to stop the attacks, the destruction of infrastructure and the killing of people, and to create the conditions for talks, for a lasting and just peace in Ukraine.

This is what Ukraine wants. This is what we all want. Peace.