The Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel and the Embassy of Lithuanian Republic in the State of Israel welcome the actions of all people worldwide driven by the human values of dignity, humanity and consciousness, who contribute their efforts to peaceful settlement of the crisis situation in Eastern Ukraine.
One year ago so-called referendum of the Supreme Council of Crimea to secede from Ukraine was held. We strongly condemn Russia’s illegal and illegitimate self-declared “annexation” of Crimea and its continued and deliberate destabilization of eastern Ukraine in violation of international law.
We demand that the Russian Federation immediately free Ukrainian MP and member of Ukraine's delegation to PACE Nadiya Savchenko and all other Russia-held political prisoners – citizens of Ukraine.
We call upon the international community to strengthen political and diplomatic pressure upon the Russian Federation to free all Ukrainian citizens who continue to be illegally detained in the territory of Russia.