Guatemala City, by AGN – Brenda Larios.- During his visit to Ukraine, President Alejandro Giammattei paid tribute to the children and soldiers who perished during the conflict between this country and Russia.
According to a press release from the Social Communication Secretariat of the Presidency SCSP, the Guatemalan president saw the suffering of the victims and the devastation caused by the war.
“The Guatemalan president paid tribute to the fallen, especially the child victims of the invading soldiers,” reads the press release.
War Crimes Must Be Judged
During his visit to several Ukrainian cities, the president said that the abuses suffered should not be ignored. This situation must not happen again and always serves to remember for Ukraine and humanity.
He declared that it is necessary to claim that international tribunals judge possible war crimes so that such cases do not reoccur anywhere in the world.
The constant bombardment has left numerous victims in the civilian population and destroyed Borodyanka, where local authorities faced difficulties evacuating a retirement home and bringing them to safety.
The invading forces symbolically executed one of the founders of modern Ukrainian literature by attacking the monument of Taras Shevchenko in Borodyanka, a city near Kyiv.
Shevchenko’s literary legacy (19th-century poet, humanist, and painter, considered the father of Ukrainian literature) is another dispute between Russia and Ukraine.
Message of Peace
During a joint statement between President Alejandro Giammattei and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine, the Guatemalan president called to work together for the peace and harmony of nations.
“Nations of the world, from Kyiv, let us unite to end this confrontation and restore peace. Every day this conflict drags on, a child’s future is shortened, lives are lost, and we need more hope in humanity,” he said.
In addition, the President stated that Guatemala is a nation that believes in peace, respect, and dignity of human beings. He added that Guatemala firmly believes in promoting peace, protecting life, and the hope for a better world.
He highlighted that tolerance, peaceful coexistence, and joining forces to preserve the peace and international security must also be practiced.