The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has described the announcement made this Wednesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin of a “partial mobilization” that will affect some 300,000 reservists as a “flight forward” and has defended that in this new phase of the war that opens, unity is more necessary than ever.
“Putin has taken another step in the flight forward, making statements that are totally inadmissible,” said Sánchez at the beginning of his speech at an economic forum in New York, where he is on the occasion of the General Assembly of the UN.
Likewise, Sánchez has taken the opportunity to condemn “categorically” the plans to hold referendums in the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Lugansk and Kherson, under Russian control, with a view to their “illegal” adhesion to Russia and in what constitutes “a new violation of international law”.
“Its result will never be recognized by the international community,” he stressed, assuring that Spain, and the West in general, will continue to support “the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the person who is being attacked today, which is Ukraine.”
In this “war of aggression” that began on February 24, Putin has called an “autocrat”, “we are beginning a new, more critical phase, when the aggressor realizes that he is losing the contest.” “Now it is the most necessary for the unity of Europe and all democracies in support of Ukraine”, he claimed.