Africa News

ECOWAS condemns military invasion of Ukraine by Russia

Ghana Waves App

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has condemned the military invasion of the Republic of Ukraine by Russia which has led to casualties, particularly among civilians.

ECOWAS in a statement said it is following with great concern the military invasion.

It strongly condemned the action and called for “both parties to stop the fight and use dialogue to solve their differences in the interest of peace in this region.”

ECOWAS also called on all parties to ensure the safety of the citizens of all its member states living in Ukraine.

Russian forces began attacking Ukraine early on Thursday morning.

Its President, Vladimir Putin, announced the military operation at dawn despite calls for de-escalation from world leaders.

There have been reports of explosions near major Ukrainian cities, including its capital, Kyiv.

Recent tensions have stemmed from Russia’s opposition to Ukraine’s moves towards European institutions like Nato and the EU.

Related posts

Kenya receives first batch of coronavirus vaccines

Ghana Waves

ICC finds Ugandan LRA commander guilty of war crimes

Ghana Waves App News

Ghana among countries with highest fuel prices in Africa

Ghana Waves