RAMALLAH, Palestine – Foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki has said that Palestine is facing pressure to take a clear position about the Russian war in Ukraine.
“We are under pressure to take a stand regarding what is happening in Ukraine,” Riyad al-Maliki told the official Palestine TV.
“Certainly, pressure continues on us in all directions, as well as all other countries to take a position on the Ukrainian crisis,” he added.
However, the Palestinians- caught up themselves in an age old conflict that has subjected them to oppression and apartheid- are distancing themselves from the current conflict in Ukraine.
“We are a country under occupation. We cannot bear the burden of taking a position in favor of one party at the expense of another, and the repercussions of that position on us,” he added.
Russia’s war on Ukraine has been met by outrage from the international community with the EU, UK, and US, among others, implementing a range of economic sanctions on Moscow.