April 11, 2022
The Asean Foreign Ministers have jointly expressed their deepest condolences to the bereaved families and the people of Ukraine, following the reported killing of civilians in Ukraine.
“We support the call of the United Nations Secretary-General for an independent investigation of all alleged atrocities against innocent civilians, including in Bucha to avoid a repeat and to honor justice,” said the joint press statement, issued by the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on April 8.
The UN said that hundreds of people have been found killed in Ukraine, including in Bucha, over the past weekend.
The ASEAN foreign ministers also emphasized the critical importance of humanitarian corridors to allow the safe transit of humanitarian aid into Ukraine.
They also reiterated their calls for an immediate ceasefire or armistice and continuation of a comprehensive political dialogue that would lead to sustainable peace in Ukraine.
“We unequivocally call for the utmost efforts by all parties and the international community to cease and desist the aggravation of fighting, and will expend our maximum endeavor on ending and not expanding the conflict that will lead to nothing but the extension of bloodshed,” the statement said.