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September 5.9.2022 - EBCO & AKL - Invitation to press conference on conscientious objectors and deserters from Russia's war of aggression.

In the press conference on Monday 5 September in Helsinki Central Library Oodi, the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) and the Union of Conscientious Objectors (AKL) will give the floor to conscientious objectors from the war of aggression launched by Russia against Ukraine, and call on European governments to provide human rights protection and asylum to all of them. Is there war resistance in Russia?

Brussels 24.8.2022 - EBCO visit in Ukraine: Call on Russia to end its war - Solidarity with all Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian conscientious objectors and deserters

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) visited Ukraine from 15 to 20 of August 2022 and repeats its call on Russia to immediately end its war in Ukraine.

Joint Press Release PEACE POETRY event for Ukraine: "Make Poetry, Not War"

August 10th 2022

Α free and open peace poetry online event, with conscientious objectors and activists reading peace poems for Ukraine and in solidarity with the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement / Український Рух Пацифістів, is co-organised by the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) and War Resisters' International (WRI) on Thursday 18 August 2022 at 19:00 CEST.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022 AT 8 PM PEACE POETRY event for Ukraine: "Make Poetry, Not War" Online event

Α free and open peace poetry online event, with conscientious objectors and activists reading peace poems for Ukraine and in solidarity with the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement / Український Рух Пацифістів, is co-organised by the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) and War Resisters' International (WRI) on Thursday 18 August

Ruslan Kotsaba's statement

Ruslan Kotsaba's statement: "Good day, or evening for all who watch or hear me now. It happened that tomorrow it will be the next court hearing in my trial. In any case, will it end or not, will the prosecutor ask the court to imprison me or not, or put me under home arrest with electronic shackle on my leg, will the witnesses of prosecution come or not, in any case I would like to clarify my position. I am consistent pacifist. Yes, I will always criticize. I am a journalist, I am a pacifist, and I criticize our militarized government indeed, corrupted and irresponsible militarism.

Brussels 18.7.2022 - Joint Press Release - Drop all charges against Ruslan Kotsaba

In Ukraine, a trial against Ukrainian journalist, pacifist and conscientious objector Ruslan Kostaba will be held on Tuesday 19 July 2022, simply because he publicly expressed his pacifist views.

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE - Une large alliance de la société civile demande la protection/l'asile pour les déserteurs et les objecteurs de conscience de Russie, du Belarus et d'Ukraine

Dans un appel commun aux membres du Parlement européen et de l'Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l'Europe, une large alliance de la société civile demande aux gouvernements européens d'accorder la protection et l'asile aux objecteurs de conscience et aux déserteurs Russes et Biélorusses ainsi qu'Ukrainiens. Ils ont besoin d'une protection et d'un asile immédiats.

Brussels 9.6.2022 - Broad civil society alliance calls for protection/asylum for deserters and conscientious objectors from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

In a joint appeal to members of the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a broad civil society alliance from 20 countries has called on the European governments to grant protection and asylum to Russian and Belarusian as well as Ukrainian conscientious objectors and deserters. They need immediate protection and asylum.

Brussels Peace Conference - Text of speech of the representative of Ukrainian Pacifist Movement at the Brussels Peace Conference of 19 May 2022

About the Russian Army - Articles from the Media.

This is an interview with the mother of a Russian soldier who surrendered in Ukraine. It was published in Novaya Gazeta, probably the only non-pro-government media left in Russia.

Russians are against the war on Ukraine.

A huge number of Russian citizens are against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Many express their position through open letters and appeals or simply publications on social media. The Yabloko party, the majority of opposition politicians and activists, many municipal deputies across the country, and even several deputies of the State Duma and the Federation Council have publicly condemned the war.

Россияне против войны с Украиной.

Огромное количество российских граждан — против российского вторжения в Украину. Многие выражают эту позицию с помощью открытых писем, обращений и просто публикаций в соцсетях. Против войны выступают партия «Яблоко» и большинство оппозиционных политиков и активистов, многие муниципальные депутаты по всей стране и даже несколько депутатов Государственной думы и Совета Федерации.

PRESS RELEASE - Solidarity with conscientious objectors, anti-war activists and civilians in all sides of the war & concrete support from Europe.

Brussels, 15 March 2022
 
The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) expresses its respect for and solidarity with all the courageous conscientious objectors, anti-war activists and civilians from all parties to the war and calls on Europe to provide them with concrete support:
 

    Brussels 24.2.2022 - PRESS RELEASE - Russia/Ukraine: Peace is the only solution! Protect conscientious objectors and all civilians.

    The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) strongly condemns the Russian invasion in Ukraine this morning and calls all parties to strictly adhere to international humanitarian law and international human rights law, including the right to conscientious objection to military service, and to protect civilians, including internally displaced persons and refugees. EBCO urges to end the war with an immediate ceasefire leaving space for negotiation and diplomacy.
     

    Brussels 6.10.2021 - OPEN LETTERS calling for the dropping of all charges against Ruslan Kotsaba and the prosecution of the inciters of hatred and violence.

    EBCO sent today, Oct 6th 2021, the attached OPEN LETTERS calling for the dropping of all charges against Ruslan Kotsaba and the prosecution of the inciters of hatred and violence to:
     
    1) Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine
    2) Kolomyia City District Court of Ivano-Frankivsk Region
    3) Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights
    4) Security Service of Ukraine
    5) Mission of Ukraine to the European Union
     

    Dear …,

     

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