The unthinkable has happened. There is war in Europe. Russia’s President Putin ordered an attack on Ukraine. We condemn the attack, which contravenes international law, and demand the immediate cessation of all hostilities and the withdrawal of Russian troops. The war must end — there is no justification for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We call on all warring parties to immediately seek a diplomatic solution to the conflict based on the UN Charter and to avoid further bloodshed and destruction.
The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is closely connected to Ukraine through its long-standing work there. Our solidarity goes out to our colleagues in the Kyiv office, our partners and the people in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with all those who now must fear for their family members and friends. Both the Polish and German governments must keep the borders open for war refugees and continue to help those who want to enter the country without red tape. It is very good that Poland is so committed to helping refugees at its borders.
The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation continues to make a transnational contribution to peace, international understanding, and reconciliation. The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is part of the peace movements and support the anti-war protests around the world.