LONDON: On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States issued a fact sheet reaffirming the kingdom’s position on the war in Ukraine and condemning Russia’s attempt to annex occupied territories.
Princess Reema bint Bandar’s Fact Sheet on Call Between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and President Volodymyr Zelensky Discussing Saudi Opposition to Referendum on Moscow-controlled Territories on Annexation to Russia announced later.
The UN General Assembly passed a resolution by majority vote on her October 12, urging countries not to recognize her four regions of Ukraine, claimed by Russia, after a so-called referendum late last month. The resolution called on Moscow to reverse its “attempted illegal annexation” policy.
The Kingdom also condemns Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and calls on Russia to immediately cease the use of force and all forces on 2 June in order to respect the UN Charter. voted in favor of the UN resolution.
The factsheet also highlighted that the crown prince’s mediation efforts resulted in the release of ten prisoners of war from five countries, including two Americans.
Saudi Arabia has extended visas for visitors from Ukraine so that tourists and residents of the Kingdom can stay there, and Saudi Arabia continues to support humanitarian relief efforts through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center.
The factsheet said the crown prince “reaffirmed the kingdom’s support for efforts to mitigate the crisis in a phone call to President Zelensky and Putin.”