The Guild supports the open letter of Russian scientists calling to end the war in Ukraine
The Guild wishes to draw attention to the open letter signed by Russian scientists condemning the war. The Guild fully supports them as they “demand an immediate halt to all military operations directed against Ukraine. We demand respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Ukrainian state. We demand peace for our countries. Let's do science, not war!”.
Our Russian colleagues have displayed tremendous courage in articulating and signing the letter, and we demand that they are safe protected from any adverse repercussions under the universal principle of academic freedom.
We also support Inspireurope’s call on European governments and EU institutions to establish, as needed, support programmes for Russian scholars who may face consequences for speaking out about Russia’s invasion, without in any way deflecting from the unfailing support we owe to researchers and students from Ukraine.