EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY SECRETARIAT
EAC STATEMENT ON THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF UKRAINE & RUSSIAN FEDERATION
2nd March, 2022: The East African Community (EAC) is deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Ukraine.
The EAC calls for restraint and an immediate ceasefire by the two sides to avoid further loss of life and damage to property. The EAC further calls on all parties to seek an amicable settlement through the conflict resolution avenues available under the Charter of the United Nations.
The EAC shares deep concern expressed by the African Union Commission on the reported discrimination of Africans seeking safe exit from the conflict zone in Ukraine. The EAC calls upon the concerned authorities to accord equal treatment to all affected persons.
The EAC Secretariat is working closely with EAC Partner States’ Missions in Eastern Europe, to facilitate the safe exit of EAC residents in the affected areas.
The EAC encourages the two parties to exhaust all diplomatic options in an effort to find a lasting solution to the ongoing conflict.
East African Community Secretariat