Belize Deplores Russia’s Supposed Annexation of Parts of Ukraine
Belize’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Senator Eamon Courtenay has heaped criticism of Russia’s annexation of parts of Ukraine. Minister Courtenay tweeted at the end of last week that quote “Belize absolutely rejects the purported annexation of Ukrainian territory by Russia. This illegality will not stand!” Unquote. Minister Courtenay reiterated Belize’s position when asked about it.
Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs: “We have deplored and continued to deplore the illegal unprovoked invasion into Ukraine by the Russian Federation. We have issued a very strong statement on it, we will join when a new resolution comes to the United Nations General Assembly, it failed yesterday in the Security Council because Russia vetoed it but it will come to the General Assembly and we will vote strongly in favor of it. That invasion violates so many norms of international law. It also threatens the International Security. It creates a precedent that Belize who is claimed by another country cannot compromise on but even not only talking about ourselves internationally if Russia is allowed to get away with this believe me there are other countries that are looking on and are getting ready to do the same thing. If the international community is ineffective and ensuring that the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine are returned and restored we have a fundamental problem in the international community and so Belize is on the right side of history on this issue we are on the right side of the law of this issue, we are on the right side of the facts of this issue and we feel very strongly about it and we will continue to advocate every occasion that we get to condemn Russia’s actions and to call for a cessation of hostilities, the withdrawal of all troops and the return of all territory to Ukraine.”