Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

At 5AM Kyiv time today, Putin launched a large-scale military invasion of Ukraine. On 21 February 2022, Russia overrode the Minsk agreement by illegally recognising the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s republics. 

The Eastern Partnership Network strongly condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine. It is a violation of international law, and of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. 

The Eastern Partnership Network expresses its solidarity with Ukrainian civil society and the entire population of Ukraine under severe attack.  

The Network:

  • demands that the Russian authorities immediately withdraw their troops from Ukraine. 
  • urges the international community to hold the Russian authorities accountable for the invasion of Ukraine. 
  • calls on international civil society to combine efforts and stand in solidarity with Ukraine.  

The Eastern Partnership Network is a Swedish civil society platform aimed at strengthening collaboration with civil society in the Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – and Russia. 

Members of the Eastern Partnership Network:
Civil Rights Defenders
Frilans Syd
KFUM Sverige 
the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation
LSU – The National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations
More Mosaic 
Svenska Freds (Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society)
Union to Union
Svenska FN-förbundet/United Nations Association of Sweden 
Winnet Sweden, Women in Network organisation of Women Resource Centres

Photo: Sasha Maksymenko, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

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