“The border of one country should not be erased by pure aggression of another, and that is what Russia is trying to do”
Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Vedant Patel, commented on the statements of the Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, who claimed Ukraine should disappear from the world map.
“Well, Mr. Medvedev is wrong, and you have seen the United States take serious action over the past year and even prior to that to support our Ukrainian partners, to do everything we can to support them so that they can defend themselves against Russia’s aggression and defend their territorial integrity and sovereignty,” Patel said.
“The border of one country should not be erased by pure aggression of another, and that is what Russia is trying to do. And so we will continue to support our Ukrainian partners and put them in the best position possible for the negotiating table should that come,” he added.