The war in Ukraine has cost too many lives and caused too much destruction. It is both a responsibility and a duty of states and their people to commit to de-escalation and support for talks. For the Ukrainian people but also for humanity and the planet which cannot endure this war any longer.
𝟭. 𝗥𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗮 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗨𝗸𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲. 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗿
We condemn the Russian aggression against a sovereign state which is a grave violation of the United Nations Charter. Though we have different views on the conflict, the signatories are united in their call for Russia and Ukraine to observe an immediate cease-fire and to commit to peace talks. We stand with those who reject the logic of war in Ukraine, in Russia or anywhere in the world.
𝟮. 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗿
We express our solidarity with the Ukrainian people and all those who suffer from the war. We condemn the violence against civilians and war crimes. All persons fleeing the war must be welcomed with dignity. Conscientious objectors have the right to asylum.
𝟯. 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗰𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁
We reject policy based on confrontation and prolongation of the war. The relentless escalation of the reasoning of war including by Belgium and the European countries is producing further dreadful consequences that are potentially apocalyptic. As the war continues there is a growing risk of using nuclear weapons. It is urgent to ban nuclear weapons worldwide.
We call for a policy of active peace. All diplomatic means must be used to instigate a de-escalation and bring the warring parties to a cease-fire so that talks may bring a just and lasting peace.
𝟰. 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗻𝘁
We want diplomatic efforts to resume in building a collective and united security system. We call for a new security architecture based on the principle that security cannot be sought at the expense of others. We reject the instrumentalization of this war to greatly increase military budgets in an already over-armed world. Disarmament must become the objective again.
𝟱. 𝗜𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆, 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁
We are concerned by the social, economic and environmental consequences that the war and its countermeasures have caused, which largely explains the energy crisis and the increase in energy bills. It is always the planet and people, the vulnerable in particular, who pay the price of the wars maintained by our leaders and the arms industry. Instead of increasing military spending we must invest more in social services, public services and ecological transition.
Call supported by:
11.11.11, Internationale Solidariteit - 11 maart beweging - Aardewerk - ABVV/FGTB - ACV/CSC - Agir pour la Paix - Algemene Centrale-ABVV/ La Centrale Générale-FGTB - Ander Europa - Attac Bruxelles - Belgische Coalitie Stop Uranium Wapens - Beweging.net - Broederlijk Delen - Brussels Brecht-Eislerkoor - CIMIC vzw - Climate Express - Climaxi - CNCD – 11.11.11 - CNAPD - La Colupa - Comac - Demain - DiEM25 - Le Drapeau Rouge - FairFin - FOS, Socialistische Solidariteit - Geneeskunde voor het Volk - Globelink - Greenpeace - Groenplus - Grootouders voor het Klimaat - Hart boven Hard - Intal - Jeunes CSC - Käthe Kollwitz Collectief - LEF/FGE - Leuvense Vredesbeweging - Masereelfonds - MCP - MJC (Mouvement des Jeunes Socialistes) - Le Mouvement Demain - MRAX - Palestina Solidariteit - Pax Christi - Quakers Gent - Quinoa - Recht op Migratie vzw, Leuven - Sant’Egidio - SCI - Solidariteitskoor Frappant - Solsoc - Taiko Peace Project - Viva Salud - Vrede vzw - Vredesactie - Vredeshuis Aalst - Vorming Vrede & Burgerschap - Vrouwen in ’t Zwart Leuven - Vriendschap zonder grenzen/Amitié Sans Frontières
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