Use of chemical weapons in Syria, confirmed in the reports of the Joint OPCW-UN mechanism of investigation, is a blatant violation of the international law and all found responsible for these crimes should be brought to justice.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine considers the introduction of targeted sanctions by the United States of America in connection with the use of chemical weapons in Syria to be an adequate tool in this context.
Against the background of increasing challenges and threats to the international peace and security, Ukraine continues to attach an essential priority to the strengthening of international regimes of the WMD non-proliferation and the prohibition of its certain types. We consistently advocate strict adherence to the provisions of key international instruments in this field, including the 1993 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stock piling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (CWC) and the 1925 Geneva Protocol on the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, where Ukraine is a State Party.
Being a non-permanent member of UN Security Council, Ukraine supports the need to introduce further restriction measures by the Council under provisions of Chapter VII of the UN Charter in response to the violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and UN Security Council resolution 2118 (2013).