The Russia-Ukraine War is one of the most devastating conflicts in contemporary history and has had a significant impact on the international community. In recent years, Pakistan has been involved in the conflict in a number of ways, from providing military support to sending aid to Ukraine.
Pakistan first joined the conflict in 2014 when it signed a military cooperation agreement with Ukraine, allowing for the exchange of military personnel and equipment between the two countries. Since then, Pakistan has provided Ukraine with much-needed military assistance, including training, intelligence and equipment. Additionally, Pakistan has also been involved in providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine, including providing medical assistance and food aid.
Pakistan also played a key role in ensuring the safe return of Ukrainian soldiers taken captive by Russian forces during the conflict. In 2015, Pakistan helped secure the release of more than 200 Ukrainians detained by pro-Russian forces, and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif personally received the released prisoners.
In 2018, Pakistan further demonstrated its support for Ukraine by sending a delegation to the Ukraine-Russia Peace Summit in Minsk, Belarus. At the summit, Pakistan was part of the team that negotiated a ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and Russia, ultimately leading to a significant reduction in violence along the border between the two countries.
Pakistan has also been active in the international arena, consistently raising its voice in support of Ukraine and its people and regularly condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine. For instance, in 2014, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif publicly urged the international community to take “all necessary measures” to end the conflict in Ukraine.
Pakistan’s support for Ukraine has been particularly helpful in the face of Russia’s occupation of Crimea and its ongoing interference in Ukraine’s domestic affairs. By providing much-needed military and humanitarian assistance, Pakistan has demonstrated its commitment to helping Ukraine and its people in the face of aggression from Russia. Pakistan has also used its diplomatic clout to ensure that the international community remains engaged in addressing the conflict in Ukraine.
In conclusion, Pakistan played an invaluable role during the Russia-Ukraine War. By providing military support, humanitarian aid, and diplomatic engagement, Pakistan has done its part to help Ukraine and its people in its fight against Russian aggression.