The Presidium of the Baltic Assembly has issued a statement on the situation in Ukraine.
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"The Presidium of the Baltic Assembly is closely following the developments in Ukraine, and it expresses deep concern about the escalation of military conflict which has become a serious threat to peaceful and democratic development in the region," reads the statement.

"The Presidium of the Baltic Assembly reaffirms its unwavering belief in the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders, and it emphasises that military aggression against another sovereign state is unacceptable because it violates universally binding international law.

"The Presidium of the Baltic Assembly regrets that every attempt to resolve the conflict in a peaceful manner, including the recent negotiations held in Minsk, has failed.

"The Presidium of the Baltic Assembly urges Russia to immediately stop the warfare, as well as unconditionally withdraw its military personnel and armaments from the territory of Ukraine.

"The Presidium of the Baltic Assembly calls on to the international community to summon the involved parties to negotiations aimed at resolving the dispute in a constructive dialogue based on neighbourly relations, a spirit of openness and compliance with international law. Strong and coordinated measures should be taken to stop the military aggression by the Russian Federation and prevent its recurrence."

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