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Statement from the OAS General Secretariat on the Russian Attack on Ukraine

  February 24, 2022

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) condemns the Russian Federation's invasion of Ukraine and calls for an immediate cessation of the hostilities that it has irresponsibly initiated.

Russian aggression constitutes a crime against international peace. The armed attack perpetrated against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine is reprehensible and constitutes a very serious act in violation of international law.

Aggression has been defined as the “supreme international crime” and it undoubtedly constitutes an attack against the peace and security of humanity, as well as civilized relations between States.

Reference: E-008/22