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Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of Russia’s War in Ukraine
February 24, 2023

Kathmandu, Nepal — One year ago, Vladimir Putin unleashed an unjustifiable war against Ukraine’s land, people, and sovereignty. Since then, more than 8,000 civilians have died and 14 million have been displaced from their homes. Russia’s assault on a free nation has destroyed schools and healthcare facilities in what has become the largest land war since World War II.

As part of the international community in Nepal, we mark this solemn occasion with hope. For twelve months, the people of Ukraine have courageously protected their freedom, and the global community has unified behind them. After staving off Russia’s attempt to destroy their country, the Ukrainian people are prouder and braver than ever. We have no doubt, Ukraine will be victorious. Today and into the future, we stand with Ukraine, its independence, peace, and freedom.

Embassy of Australia, Nepal
British Embassy Kathmandu
Delegation of the European Union to Nepal
Embassy of Finland, Kathmandu
Embassy of France, Kathmandu
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kathmandu
Embassy of Japan in Nepal
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nepal
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu
United States Embassy, Kathmandu
Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Nepal