Dear Compatriots! Our country is going through a tragic moment in its history. On March 1, 2014, not only each of us, Ukrainians, but the whole civilized world were shocked with the adoption by Russian lawmakers of the decision, which actually gives consent to unleash a war against Ukraine.
Invasion by Russian troops of the territory of sovereign Ukraine is a brutal breach of international law and guarantees of security to our state given by Russia. This is an open attempt to destroy democracy and European choice gained through struggle by the Ukrainian people.
Nobody should be susceptible to Kremlin propaganda and its obvious lie which try to persuade the world that Russia is a peacemaker, allegedly, willing to protect ethnical Russians on the territory of our country from “fascists and nationalists”. Nobody and nothing threaten Russians and representatives of other nationalities living in Ukraine and in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in particular. All problems and misunderstandings which are natural for difficult times can and must be resolved peacefully without foreign intervention.
We are grateful to the Government of Ireland and not indifferent Irish people for support of Ukraine at this difficult moment and their condemnation of aggressive actions of Russia.
We believe that this support will continue to be effective, sustainable and concrete.
I call all Ukrainian community to unite your efforts in order to disseminate with all means possible our appeal to Irish and international community to stop the aggressor and prevent a war in the very centre of Europe.
With deep respect to all of you,