Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has not yet given a complete official statement on the military operations launched by Russia in Ukraine. But in the midst of heated conditions, he suddenly called for the war to be stopped.
“Stop the war. This war torments humankind and endangers the world,” said the President via his Twitter account @jokowi on Thursday evening, Feb. 24.
On Feb. 22, he mentioned tensions in Ukraine. “I share the view with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the crisis in Ukraine must be dealt with carefully to prevent a major disaster for mankind. However, this peace effort must be swift and cannot be delayed,” he said.
Earlier today, President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in Ukraine. Putin said the act was not aimed at invading Ukraine, but to “demilitarize and denazify”.
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, however, stated that it was not a form of invasion. “This is not a Russian invasion only in the east of Ukraine, but a full-scale attack from multiple directions,” he said on his Twitter account @DmytroKuleba today.
The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Teuku Faizasyah said Indonesia condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine and called for adherence to international law and the United Nations Charter on territorial integrity.