Cambodia condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine and plans to help with demining - Reznikov
Cambodia can help Ukraine to combat the consequences of the full-scale Russian invasion - in particular, the humanitarian demining of the territory. The government also condemned Russian aggression against Ukraine.
Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov wrote this on Twitter, who met with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense Thea Ban on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue international conference in Singapore on June 4. The head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry showed a photo of their handshake and wrote:
"Cambodia condemns Russian aggression against Ukraine and seeks to assist our country in overcoming the horrors of war, in particular by using its experience and capabilities in humanitarian demining."
Reznikov thanked for this assistance and invited his Cambodian colleague to personally visit Ukraine.
We would like to add that Cambodia has previously stated that it has no ability to provide military support to Ukraine. The government has welcomed all countries (including the Russian Federation) wishing to receive demining training in Cambodia.
Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that assistance to Ukrainian sappers is provided for humanitarian reasons. "Because we are also a country affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance," he said.
On May 29, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Hun Sen had a telephone conversation. Zelensky invited Cambodia to join in the implementation of the Ukrainian peace formula.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote:
- On June 2, Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov met with Pentagon head Lloyd Austin at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
- One of the topics the colleagues discussed was the expected counterattack by the Ukrainian Defense Forces.