The Permanent Representative joined an online discussion at the invitation of one of the leading Indonesian “think tanks”, which was devoted to the war in Ukraine.
Representatives of Indonesian expert and academic circles participated together with Ms. Tasheva as a speaker.
Ms. Tasheva reminded the participants that the war in Ukraine began with the occupation of Crimea in 2014, and since then, the situation on the occupied peninsula only worsened, and after February 24, 2022, it became critical.
Considering the controversial name of the event, the Permanent Representative emphasized that today the Crimean Tatars are experiencing already the third attempt by Russia to destroy their identity, starting with the annexation of the peninsula by the Russian Empire in 1783.
“In the light of this context, the international armed conflict currently taking place in Ukraine, which we and the democratic world define as Russian aggression against Ukraine, is truly endless – because it has been going on for centuries. Now Russia is trying to colonize not only Crimea, but also the whole of Ukraine and does not even conceal this intention. Russia is trying to wipe out Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians, destroy our culture, rewrite our history and transform not only Crimea, but also Ukraine into a military base for further war against other countries. Russia considers Ukraine, in particular Crimea, only as a missing piece of the empire”.
Ms. Tasheva noted that Ukraine needs not only military aid, but also international support to win this war. She thanked Indonesia for its humanitarian aid and for the support of our state during the vote for the UN Resolution on February 23, 2023, in which the member countries in fact supported the “peace formula” proposed by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi and called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the internationally recognized in 1991, the borders of Ukraine.