Joint Statement of the Bucharest Nine Presidents Supported by Presidents of North Macedonia and Montenegro
We, the Presidents of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia condemn the mass bombardments of Ukrainian cities recently carried out by Russia, which constitute war crimes under international law.
We recall that war crimes and crimes against humanity are not subject to any statute of limitations and are covered by jurisdiction of courts all over the world.
On behalf of our states we demand that Russia immediately stop attacking civilian targets. We will not cease our efforts to bring to court persons responsible of today's crimes.
We find any threats by Russian representatives to use nuclear weapons unacceptable. In this context, we reaffirm our commitment to protect our countries and allies.
President of the Republic of Bulgaria
President of the Czech Republic
President of the Republic of Estonia
President of Hungary
President of the Republic of Latvia
President of the Republic of Lithuania
President of the Republic of North Macedonia
President of Montenegro
President of the Republic of Poland
President of Romania
President of the Slovak Republic