According to Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, minister of foreign affairs and regional integration, Ghana will not accept any annexation of Ukrainian territory by the Russian Federation.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey noted that Ghana remains committed to its position that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is in violation of international law and unjustified while addressing a special meeting of the United Nations (UN) Security Council on the Maintenance of the peace and security of Ukraine in New York City today, Thursday, September 22, 2022.
“We have expressed several times our principled position against the aggression on Ukraine which we consider to be a disregard for the rules of international law and the principles of the charter (UN Charter).
We firmly think that Ukraine has every right—indeed, a responsibility—to preserve its territorial integrity and political independence as a sovereign state and a member of the UN.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the foreign minister, stated.
Miss Botchwey continued, “Ghana does not, and will not, accept any area that is unilaterally and violently taken as being severed from a sovereign country.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration reaffirms Ghana’s demand that “the Russian Federation immediately and unconditionally seize its operations, withdraw its troops from the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine,” and respect its “western neighbor’s sovereignty and political independence” in her statement.
“The need for a credible pathway for a genuine diplomatic process is urgent. The barrel of the gun does not provide such a pathway.
On both sides, it merely causes senseless death and ruin.
According to Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, “The cost of the conflict has been great, not only for the parties involved but also for the rest of the globe.
As Kremlin proxies there announced plans for referendums on annexation to Russia on Tuesday, September 21, 2022, indicating a possible escalation of the seven-month-old war, Russia moved to cement its grip on territory it occupies in eastern and southern Ukraine (Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk, and Luhansk) after stunning battlefield setbacks in the previous two weeks.
The Kremlin sent a message that any additional military action by Ukraine in those regions could be seen as an attack on Russia itself, justifying any military response by the country with the largest nuclear arsenal in the world even if no other nations recognized the annexation if it were to proceed.
President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday, September 21, 2022, a “partial mobilization” of Russian citizens in which 300,000 reservists would be called up, according to Sergei Shoigu, Russia’s defense minister. This is seen by many international law experts as an escalation of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
In his announcement, Putin stated that anyone with combat experience will be required to serve in the military. He also emphasized the need for the already-signed decree to “defend our territory, its sovereignty, and its territorial integrity.”