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Statement Towards Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

In response to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia, we would like to show support for the statement issued by Rachel Bowen Pittman, Executive Director of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) on March 1st, 2022.

“The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) condemns in the strongest possible terms Russia’s invasion and subsequent attacks on Ukraine. Russia’s military offensive on another sovereign nation contradicts the fundamental principles of the United Nations and is a clear violation of the UN charter. We echo the UN Secretary-General’s call for Russia to end its assault and bring its troops back home.

“We know all too well the destructive impact of war, and innocent civilians always pay the highest price. Amid the escalating violence, more than 500,000 Ukrainians have fled their homes to seek refuge in neighboring countries with millions more impacted and expected to be in need of humanitarian assistance in the coming days and months.

“As UN partners scale up humanitarian operations on the ground in Ukraine and at its borders, UNA-USA stands committed to helping the Ukrainian people caught in the middle of this conflict.

“Our thoughts are with the millions of people in Ukraine impacted by this egregious act of violence. This conflict must come to an end – immediately

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For insight into the history of Ukraine and Russia, domestic politics and society of the region, sentiments on the ground in Ukraine and sanctions by the West, please watch this Virtual Roundtable Presentation from four CU Boulder experts:

  • Dr. Erin Hutchinson - Assistant Professor of History; Specializes in the cultural and political history of the Soviet Union.

  • Dr. John O’Loughlin Arts and Sciences College Professor of Distinction; Studies the spatial and territorial aspects of conflict with specific expertise on the changing geopolitical orientations in the former Soviet Union.

  • Dr. Sarah Sokhey - Associate Professor of Political Science; Specializes in comparative politics and political economy with regional focus on the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and Russia.

  • Dr. David Bearce - Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Areas of expertise include international politics, comparative politics and cooperation theory.



Donate to OCHA’s Ukraine Humanitarian Fund (UHF) and other UN agencies, like UNHCR and UNICEF, working on the ground in Ukraine and at its borders to provide critical support and assistance to people in Ukraine.



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