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The Republic of China (Taiwan) government strongly condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in violation of the UN Charter, joins international economic sanctions against Russia

  • Date:2022-02-25
  • Data Source:Department of West Asian and African Affairs

February 25, 2022
No. 038 


The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) strongly condemns Russia’s decision to start a war in violation of the UN Charter by invading Ukraine and occupying Ukrainian territory by force. This action has jeopardized regional and global peace and stability. It also poses the most serious threat and challenge to the rules-based international order and system of international laws that maintain and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries.

As a member of the global democratic alliance, the Republic of China (Taiwan) staunchly defends the core universal values of freedom, democracy, the rule of law, and human rights. The government deeply regrets that Russia, instead of resolving disputes through peaceful diplomatic negotiations, has chosen to use force and intimidation in bullying others. In order to compel Russia to halt its military aggression against Ukraine, and to restart peaceful dialogue among all parties concerned as soon as possible, the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) announces it will join international economic sanctions against Russia.
The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) once again calls for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity to be respected. Taiwan opposes any unilateral change to the status quo by force or coercion, and supports peaceful, rational dialogue and negotiation among related countries under the framework of international law to resolve differences. Taiwan will continue to coordinate closely with the United States and other like-minded countries to adopt appropriate measures in order to free Ukraine from the horrors of war, as well as restore, at the earliest time, peace and stability to the region and the world. (E)