29 July 2014
His Excellency Tony Abbott
Prime Minister of Australia
Canberra ACT 2600
Dear Prime Minister:
Urgent action regarding Russia-backed terrorism
We, the Ukrainian Community in Denmark and friends of Ukraine, would like to express our condolences following the tragic deaths of some 30 Australian citizens and residents on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.
We would like to support initiative of Ukrainian World Congress in urging you as G20 President to take the necessary measures to end President Vladimir Putin’s reign of terror that is threatening the world by calling on the G20 Leaders to immediately:
- impose targeted sector-specific sanctions (third level sanctions) against Russia;
- provide military aid to Ukraine in order to remove the menace to the international community posed by Russia-backed terrorists in Eastern Ukraine;
- deny Russia’s President Vladimir Putin the privilege of participating in the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit on 15 and 16 November 2014 in Brisbane, Queensland; and
- invite Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko to attend the G20 Leaders Summit in Australia.
If the G20 Leaders do not act promptly and decisively, Russia will be emboldened to further threaten
peace and security, not only in Ukraine, but throughout the world, bringing even more suffering and death of innocent people.
Along with the letter we add a letter from Ukrainian World Congress.
With sincerest gratitude,
President of Lastivka – Ukrainian Youth Organization of Denmark