TAN CHUAN JIN ON THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE

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Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan Jin shared his thoughts on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and underscored the significance of Singapore’s Total Defense Day.

He said there is a reason why we just commemorated Total Defense Day recently and why we continue to be vigilant every day.

Tan also pointed out that the Singapore Armed Forces and the local team stand guard 24/7 to protect our sovereignty and independence.

Here is his statement in full

There’s a reason we just commemorated Total Defense Day recently. And why we continue to be vigilant every day. Our men and women of the Singapore Armed Forces and our local team stand guard 24/7 to ensure that we remain sovereign and independent.

“Singapore strongly condemns any unprovoked invasion of a sovereign country under any pretext…We reaffirm that the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine must be respected…We hope that military actions will cease immediately ; and urge a peaceful settlement of the dispute, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and international law.

I had recently met Her Excellency Zelenko Kateryna, Ukrainian Ambassador to Singapore. I remember talking with her about the security situation in her country. We would not guess that this day would come.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ukrainian people

Image source: Tan Chuan Jin on Facebook

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