22-February-2022
CPIML Statement on Ukraine Crisis
CPIML Statement on Ukraine Crisis

We are deeply concerned at the Russian displays of military aggression at the borders of Ukraine. The current crisis should be settled peacefully through negotiation, on a basis which recognises the right of the Ukrainian people to self-determination.

Towards immediate de-escalation of this conflict, Russia must withdraw troops from the Ukrainian borders. Russia, as well as US and NATO, must cease interference in Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine should reach a diplomatic settlement of the tensions between them, on the basis of the Minsk-2 agreement already signed by both states.

We condemn the ongoing warmongering over Ukraine by the US and UK governments. NATO must call a halt to its eastward expansion. Contrary to claims by the US and UK that NATO is a defensive alliance, its record in Afghanistan, Yugoslavia and Libya over the last generation, not to mention the US-British attack on Iraq, clearly demonstrate its imperialist objectives. We express our solidarity with anti-war movements across Europe, including in Russia, and support all efforts to reach new arms control agreements in Europe and to move towards nuclear disarmament across the continent.

- CPIML Central Committee