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Foreign Secretary William Hague backs UN resolution to respect Ukrainian territorial integrity.
Following a UN General Assembly vote in favour of the resolution to affirm the commitment to Ukraine’s territorial integrity, Foreign Secretary William Hague said:
The international community has sent a strong message through the passing of this resolution that Russia cannot simply trample over international law. The result reinforces the fundamental principles upon which the UN was founded: principles of territorial integrity and of the non-use of force. President Putin should take notice of this clear and resounding message and work together with all parties to de-escalate the situation.