Is Ukraine a part of Russia and can Russia enter at any time? No, that's not true: Ukraine has been internationally recognized as an independent country since 1991.
The claim appeared in a post published by simonparkes.org on February 22, 2022, titled "Ukraine Is A Part Of Russia, Meaning Russia Can Enter At Any Time..." (archived here), which opened:
Ukraine is Not a separate country - It was not registered as such, it is a part of Russia, meaning Russia can enter at any time. The Secretary-General of the United Nations has stated that Ukraine has not applied for border registration since 1991, so the state of Ukraine does not exist....
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Ukraine Is A Part Of Russia, Meaning Russia Can Enter At Any Time...
Ukraine is Not a separate country - It was not registered as such, it is a part of Russia, meaning Russia can enter at any time. The Secretary-General of the United Nations has stated that Ukraine has not applied for border registration since 1991, so the state of Ukraine does not exist.... And we don't know about it!!! 04/07/2014 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made a stunning statement, the distribution of which in Ukrainian media and the Internet is banned. The conflict between the two count
All of this sounds like disinformation and propaganda coming from Russia / Russia sympathizers...the USSR collapsed in 1991. Ukraine became independent in 1991. It was never a member of CIS [Commonwealth of Independent States], which is a loose grouping of post-Soviet states. CIS is irrelevant to Ukraine's independent statehood.
Ukraine has been a member state of the UN since its creation and has been recognized by Russia and the entire membership of the United Nations as a sovereign state in this capacity.
Poland and Canada were among the first two countries to recognize Ukraine. According to the U.S. State Department:
The United States recognized Ukraine's independence on December 25, 1991, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision in an address to the nation regarding the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Ukraine previously had been a constituent republic of the USSR.
The UN General Assembly website officially lists all 193 member states, which includes Ukraine.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres delivered remarks to the General Assembly in New York on February 23, 2022, when he reiterated the territorial integrity of Ukraine:
The history of this conflict is complex with at least two permanently opposing narratives.
I know that their authors will never agree on what happened in the past.
But in the present situation one thing is clear: the decision of the Russian Federation to recognize the so-called "independence" of Donetsk and Luhansk regions -- and the follow-up -- are violations of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and inconsistent with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
Guterres also released a strong statement on Ukraine on February 24, 2022, after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched what Guterres called "military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine on a scale that Europe has not seen in decades." He called on Putin to stop immediately:
The use of force by one country against another is the repudiation of the principles that every country has committed to uphold. This applies to the present military offensive.
It is wrong.
It is against the Charter.
It is unacceptable.
But it is not irreversible.