We condemn in the strongest possible terms Russia’s horrifying attack on Ukraine, which is entirely unjustified and unprovoked.

This renewed attack is a grave violation of international law, including the UN Charter, and is wholly contradictory to Russia’s commitments in the Helsinki Final Act,

the Charter of Paris, the Budapest Memorandum and the NATO-Russia Founding Act. It constitutes an act of aggression against an independent peaceful country.

We stand with the people of Ukraine and its legitimate, democratically elected president, parliament and government.

We will always maintain our full support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders, including its territorial waters.

We call on Russia to immediately cease its military action and withdraw all its forces from in and around Ukraine, to fully respect international humanitarian law,

and to allow safe and unhindered humanitarian access and assistance to all persons in need.

We strongly condemn Russia’s decision to extend recognition to the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine.

This further violates Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and contravenes the Minsk agreements, to which Russia is a signatory. Allies will never accept this illegal recognition.

We urge Russia in the strongest terms to turn back from the path of violence and aggression it has chosen.

Source - NATO