Joining the bandwagon of highly critical leaders and nations of Russia in the recent bombings on Ukrainian soil, Finland’s President, Sauli Niinistö, strongly condemned the Russian military measures, describing them as an assault not just on Ukraine, but “on the entire European security order.”
The report also stumbled upon the critique of the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, who blatantly stated that the strike is “unjustified and unjustifiable.”
He added that his country is working with its European and NATO allies to respond “immediately, with unity and determination.”
Also lending his voice is Bob Rae, Canada’s Ambassador to the UN, who wrote on Twitter that it was an act of “unprovoked, evil, aggression” from a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
You would recall it was just this Thursday morning that Russian President Vladimir Putin carried out a “special military operation”, just as members of the Security Council were gathering for an emergency session.
Surprisingly, China, which has backed Putin’s criticisms of NATO but has not outright endorsed the actions against Ukraine, called for restraint.
The Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations, UN, Zhang Jun, urged all involved parties to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation of tensions.
He pointed out that the Chinese believe that the door to a peaceful solution to the issue is not fully shut, nor should it be.