Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Has Passed the Law that defines the Russian Federation as an Aggressor State

January 18, 2018
This law creates legal and organizational conditions for the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity

“In addition, via the expansion of the capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations, this law strengthens our position in repulsing the armed aggression of the Russian Federation and restoring the territorial integrity of Ukraine”, – stressed the Secretary of NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchinov, adding that in this law the Russian Federation “is clearly and unequivocally recognized as an aggressor state, and the territories of certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions are deemed as occupied.”

“This completely negates Russian attempts to disguise the war against Ukraine as “a peacekeeping operation” and considerably strengthens the position of our country in international courts”, – he said.