On October 7, 2022, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed the Decree No. 692/2022 reaffirming respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Japan, including its Northern territories, which remain under the occupation of the Russian Federation.
The adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the "Address of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the International Community Regarding the Northern Territories of Japan" and the signing of the aforementioned Decree of the President of Ukraine are important steps that restore historical justice and reaffirm Ukraine's commitment to the universally recognised principles and norms of the international law.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine consistently emphasizes that in the modern world there is no place for the use of force to infringe the sovereignty and territorial integrity of any country, in violation of the international law.
Russia, as an aggressor country, must bear full responsibility for its actions in violation of the sovereign borders of Ukraine and other countries of the world.