Statement from the Australian Greens on Ukraine


The Australian Greens condemn Vladimir Putin’s military aggression in the Ukraine, as we condemn all military aggression. We call on all parties to remember the human cost of war and to work peacefully through diplomatic channels to de-escalate the situation.

We affirm the right of the people of Ukraine to sovereignty and territorial integrity.

As leaders of global military powers bring the world closer to the brink of war, the Greens emphasise that the cost of war is borne by ordinary people, and call on the Australian government to use every effort to de-escalate tensions and bring the focus back to diplomacy.

We call upon our Foreign Minister to use Australia’s Autonomous Sanctions framework to respond to Russia’s actions.