Russo-Ukrainian War: Russia Wants To Restore ‘Soviet Union’ – Ukrainian Envoy

Ukraine’s deputy ambassador to Nigeria, Bohdan Soltys, said on Tuesday that Russia attacked Ukraine because it wants to restore the Soviet Union. “This act of war was in no way provoked by Ukraine. Russia just wants to restore the Soviet Union,” she said. Soltys had this to say while speaking to PREMIUM TIMES on the common wealth day event organized by the British High Commission in Nigeria. “Ukraine is a peaceful nation that was attacked by an aggressor, Russia is the aggressor,” he said. He said that Russia is using terrorist methods in Ukraine by bombing the civilian population and killing women and children. He cited the bombing of a maternity hospital. “If the world doesn’t come together to stop Russia today, who will be next? Other nations will also suffer. You know those bullies, their appetite just tends to go up until they’re stopped,” Soltys added. Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner to Nigeria Asked if he was in talks with his Russian counterpart in Nigeria, he said: “The highest levels are already discussing, I don’t see the point of discussing it with my Russian counterpart here in Nigeria.” “Now there are talks about a so-called peace negotiation between the delegation of Ukraine and Russia. Russia is violating international law. As they negotiate peace, Russia continues to bomb Ukraine; this is totally unacceptable, against international law and simply against humanity,” she said. Thanking Commonwealth member states and other countries, Mr. Soltys said it was nice to be among the representatives of other nations who know what is going on and are very supportive. UK High Commissioner presents Point of Light award to Hauwa Balami, co-founder of Give Girls a Chance Commonwealth Day in Abuja The British High Commission to Nigeria marked Commonwealth Day 2022 on Tuesday with a series of events in Abuja and Lagos. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, in her welcoming speech, reiterated the UK’s position on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its support for the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity. Laing noted that “it has been clear all along that the Russian government never took diplomacy seriously and only focused on deception and furthering its territorial ambitions.” He acknowledged the presence of Mr. Soltys and said that the Commonwealth stands in solidarity with Ukraine and the amazing courage of its citizens. Ms. Laing noted that the Commonwealth charter is very important as it documents the values ​​and aspirations of member states, which is what binds the Commonwealth together. “It expresses the commitment of member states to free and democratic societies and the promotion of peace,” he said, adding that whether or not the countries represented at the meeting are Commonwealth members, “I think all of us who are here tonight we will be in solidarity with these values.” Abdullahi Omaki, special assistant to the Nigerian president for foreign affairs, noted in his remarks that nations may have their differences, but the survival of humanity takes priority. He said he believes the Commonwealth symbolizes an institutional platform where the preservation of international peace should be discussed. Winner Pudding, South Africa “The world is going through tremendous changes and very interesting times. We don’t know where we’re going, but wherever we’re headed, we pray that good reason prevails,” she added. Ms Laing presented the 214th Commonwealth Points of Light award to Uloma Ogba and Hauwa Balami, founders of a Nigerian NGO, ‘Give Girls A Chance’, for their volunteer work in their local community. The NGO received the award for the work it does to help girls between the ages of 10 and 19, from low-income families, to identify and benefit from opportunities that will help them build successful careers. More than 2,000 girls have directly benefited from the program since it began in 2016. Queen Elizabeth, as Head of the Commonwealth, launched the award as part of the legacy of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. The award recognizes inspiring volunteers from the 54 Commonwealth nations for the difference they are making in their communities and beyond. A platinum pudding competition was also featured as part of the event which was won by the South African embassy in Nigeria. The event brought together Commonwealth member states in Abuja as well as friends. advertisements In Lagos, Deputy High Commissioner Ben Llewellyn-Jones hosted a Commonwealth Day reception on March 14 in Lagos. The UK took over leadership of the Commonwealth in 2018 and was due to hand it over to Rwanda in 2020, but was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, later this year, Rwanda will take the lead. Abdullahi Omaki, SA to the President on Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Day Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed by people from across the Commonwealth. It encourages people, communities and organizations to take pride in the identity of the Commonwealth and promote the shared values ​​and principles of peace, democracy and equality, and celebrate the rich diversity of the 54 member countries of the Commonwealth. Commonwealth Day has been celebrated every year since the 1970s. This year marks 45 years since Commonwealth Day became a global celebration marked on the second Monday in March. Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Commonwealth Day was celebrated virtually for the first time. The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent and sovereign states with a combined population of 2.5 billion. The Commonwealth spans the globe and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. About 32 of its members are small states, including island nations. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Russo-Ukrainian War: Russia Wants To Restore ‘Soviet Union’ – Ukrainian Envoy