The Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Gordan Grlić Radman, said on Wednesday, on the occasion of the Ukrainian national holiday, that he is sure that Russia will realize its mistake with its "adventurous move" and withdraw from Ukraine.
As the six-month-long Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, the country marks Independence Day on Wednesday after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
“We are sure that in the coming period, the Russian Federation will realize that it was actually an adventurous move, that peace, justice, and the functioning of a world international order based on respect for borders and sovereignty cannot be ensured in this way," Grlić Radman told reporters after the government session.
"We expect the withdrawal of Russian soldiers and the recognition of Ukraine's sovereignty," he added.
The head of Croatian diplomacy congratulated the "proud country of Ukraine" and added that Ukrainians showed immense courage in defending their homeland, just as Croatia did in the Homeland War.
Grlić Radman believes that the democratic world is on the right side by helping Kiev and believes that the European Union's solidarity with Ukraine will be maintained even though not all countries are equally affected by the consequences of the war.