“First of all, I would like to thank the Croatian parliament, the government of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian people for their strong support to Ukraine,” Kyrylych told reporters in Parliament House after the Sabor adopted the Declaration on Ukraine.
The Sabor adopted a Declaration on Ukraine today with 133 votes in favour and one abstention. The declaration most sharply condemns the unprovoked aggression by Russia against Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence. Katarina Peović (Workers’ Front) abstained from the vote.
Kyrylych said the declaration was a “strong message of support to Ukrainians in this very difficult situation.”
He noted that Croatia already passed through what is awaiting Ukraine because it “experienced and knows what it means to defend your country.”
“You defended your country, we will defend ours,” said Kyrylych.
“We don’t need anyone else’s, but we will not give ours away,” he added.
Kyrylych said that Ukraine was fighting against “Russia’s brutal imperialistic conduct,” and that the Ukrainian army is “strong in spirit” because it is defending its country.