THE GOVERNMENT OF NAMIBIA MEDIA RELEASE: SECURITY SITUATION IN UKRAINE

24 February 2022

Issued by:  Penda A. Naanda, Executive Director

The Government of the Republic of Namibia has been following the events which are rapidly leading to the deterioration of the security situation in Ukraine. Guided by the provision of our Constitution, which commits Namibia to encourage the settlement of disputes by peaceful means and in

the spirit of the Charter of the United Nations “to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security”, we reiterate our call for

all parties to find an amicable solution that will minimize tensions and put a halt on the current worrisome situation in Ukraine.

Namibia firmly believes in the principle of respect for national sovereignty, territorial integrity, and the peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance with relevant international laws.

Namibia, therefore, calls on the United Nations, in particular the Security Council, to work towards the peaceful resolution of the conflict in Ukraine. In the same vein, Namibia urges the international

community to contribute to the immediate de escalation and to avoid

taking further counterproductive measures that will inflame the

situation.

The Namibian Government regards the safety of nationals as very important, and MIRCO is in constant contact with Namibian students studying in Ukraine. According to the information at hand, there are currently around 100 Namibians, including 92 students in Ukraine. MIRCO is consultation with all stakeholders, such as NSFAF, in finding an

immediate solution to ensure their safety and safe return home should it become necessary.

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