“We denounce the Russian aggression on Ukraine and we hope that the hostilities will stop and that human lives will be saved,” Jandroković said before the parliamentary debate on Croatia’s declaration on Ukraine, drawn up by the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs.
“All of us are following the developments in Ukraine with disbelief, anxiety and concern,” the parliament’s chief said.
The Russian aggression has violated all the tenets of the international order and law, he added.
“We must take into account Croatia’s interests, and also being a country that experienced the Serbian aggression, we convey our solidarity with the victims and we will help them as much as we can and thus contribute to efforts to bring this sad episode to an end,” Jandroković said.
On Thursday, the foreign affairs committee unanimously adopted the declaration on Ukraine.
The declaration states that the Croatian parliament calls on Russia to immediately stop the military attack and withdraw its troops from Ukrainian territory.
The parliament also condemns the recognition of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk regions as independent entities because that act represents a gross violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and undermines the foundations of the international order.
The document gives full support to the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders.
The parliament expresses full solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people and calls on the Croatian government to provide humanitarian and technical assistance.