What World Leaders said as Russia invades Ukraine

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Joe Biden, President of the
United States of America


United States government official

Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way.

The world will hold Russia accountable.

Charles Michel, President
of the European Council


I stressed the need to hold Russia accountable.

EU will respond with massive and severe sanctions.

EU will support a sovereign and independent #Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, President
of the European Commission


We strongly condemn Russia´s unjustified attack on Ukraine.

In these dark hours, our thoughts are with Ukraine and the innocent women, men and children as they face this unprovoked attack and fear for their lives.

We will hold the Kremlin accountable.

Emmanuel Macron,
President of France


Officiel du gouvernement – France

En reniant sa parole, en refusant la voie diplomatique, en choisissant la guerre, le Président Poutine n’a pas seulement attaqué l’Ukraine. Il a décidé de porter l’atteinte la plus grave à la paix, à la stabilité dans notre Europe.

“By breaking his word, by refusing the diplomatic route, by choosing war, President Putin has not only attacked Ukraine. He has decided to carry out the most serious attack on peace, on stability in our Europe.”

Olaf Scholz, German Chancellor

DW News @dwnews

Putin has made a “grave mistake” by waging war on Ukraine, says German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, adding that Germany and its allies will agree on further tough sanctions against Russia.

“They are paying a bitter price for this aggression.”

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister
of the United Kingdom


United Kingdom government official

This is a catastrophe for our continent.

I will make an address to the nation this morning on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

I will also speak to fellow G7 leaders and I am calling for an urgent meeting of all NATO leaders as soon as possible.

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO
Secretary General


Joined G7 Leaders’ meeting on #Russia’s brutal attack on #Ukraine. #NATO is part of a united international response. We say with one voice that democracy will prevail over autocracy. Freedom will prevail over oppression.

Andrzej Duda, President of Poland


Mimo wysiłków wspólnoty międzynarodowej, Ukraina padła ofiarą brutalnej, niesprowokowanej i nieusprawiedliwionej rosyjskiej napaści. Współdziałamy z naszymi sojusznikami z NATO oraz UE, wspólnie odpowiemy na rosyjską brutalną agresję i nie pozostawimy Ukrainy bez wsparcia.

“Despite the efforts of the international community, Ukraine fell victim to the brutal, unprovoked and unjustified Russian attack. We cooperate with our allies from NATO and the EU, we will jointly respond to Russian brutal aggression and will not leave Ukraine without support.”

MFA Russia

@mfa_russiaRussia government organization

President #Putin: The purpose of this operation is to protect people who, for 8 years now, have been facing genocide perpetrated by the Kiev regime.

To this end, we will seek to demilitarise & denazify Ukraine, bring to trial those who perpetrated bloody crimes vs civilians.

Narendra Modi,
Prime Minister of India

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said PM Modi called for “concerted efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue”.

Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women of Australia


Australia condemns Russia’s unjustified and unlawful attack on #Ukraine. We join our partners in calling out Russia’s propaganda and disinformation, in supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty & in sanctioning Russia.

Spokesperson @MFA_China

China government official

The #Ukraine issue is the result of many complex factors. #China is monitoring the development of the situation closely, and calls on all parties to exercise restraint to prevent the situation from getting out of control.

Polish OSCE Chairmanship 2022


In his address to @oscepa, @OSCE Chairman-in-Office, FM @RauZbigniew condemned Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.



Official account of the 2022 German Presidency of the G7

We strongly condemn Russia’s military attack on Ukraine. It is a serious breach of international law. The #G7 are determined to maintain peace and stability.

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