For Peace in Ukraine -First Day Cover Croatia
On 24 February 2022, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched an unprovoked aggression against Ukraine, which the Republic of Croatia strongly condemned and reaffirmed its support for Ukraine’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders, which is a fundamental determinant in the relations and cooperation between the Republic of Croatia and Ukraine.
On 25 February 2022, the Croatian Parliament adopted the Declaration on Ukraine, which is available under the link Declaration on Ukraine.
The Republic of Croatia expresses its full solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people who are fighting to defend their country and calls for an end to Russia’s military aggression against the Ukrainian people and infrastructure and for the establishment of peace. The Republic of Croatia firmly believes that a secure, stable, peaceful and prosperous Ukraine is in the vital interest of all citizens of Ukraine, the European Union and the entire European continent, as well as in the general global interest.
On 11 December 1991, Ukraine was one of the first countries to recognize the Republic of Croatia as a sovereign and independent state. The Republic of Croatia was one of the first countries to recognize Ukrainian independence on 5 December 1991.
18 February 2022 marked the 30th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations between the two friendly countries.
The stamp “For Peace in Ukraine”, issued by the Croatian Post in these difficult times for the Ukrainian people, is intended as an additional symbol of friendship between the Republic of Croatia and Ukraine, as well as strong mutual support for comprehensive efforts to bring peace to Ukraine, the return of its displaced and refugee citizens, and the normalization of life on the Ukrainian territory.
Date of Issue 12 Apr 2022