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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 …,

     

    Brussels - 3.10.2021 - EBCO solidarity action in Brussels at the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union.

    With the opportunity of October 2nd, International Non-Violence Day, EBCO organised an action in solidarity with Ukrainian conscientious objector and journalist Ruslan Kotsaba, at the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union in Brussels, calling Ukraine to immediately stop the prosecution of pacifist Ruslan Kotsaba.

    Call for actions in solidarity with Ukrainian pacifist Ruslan Kotsaba

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    Ukrainian conscientious objector and journalist Ruslan Kotsaba will be on trial again on September 20th. Support Kotsaba with your actions ahead of his trial!

    Kotsaba, president of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement, is accused of treason and obstructing military operations for his expressions calling for peace in a video he posted in 2015. In the video, Kotsaba was calling to boycott military mobilisation for the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

    Brussels 28 June 2021 - Solidarity with the Ukrainian journalist and conscientious objector Ruslan Kotsaba who was brutally assaulted by right-wing radicals

    On 25 June 2021 the President of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement Ruslan Kotsaba was attacked by a neo-Nazi gang at the Ivano-Frankivsk railway station. Later he underwent surgery to save his sight due to a burn in his retina with the chemical brilliant green or "zelenka".

    EBCO fordert die Einstellung aller Klagen gegen Ruslan Kotsaba

    (07.04.2021) An die Generalstaatsanwaltschaft der Ukraine

    Sehr geehrte Staatsanwaltschaft,

    Brussels, 7 April 2021 - EBCO calls for the dropping of all charges against Ruslan Kotsabaand the prosecution of the inciters of hatred and violence

    (UPDATE on Ruslan Kotsaba case:The trial took place online on 8 April 2021. Since two judges didn’t show up it was postponed to May 17th.)

    OPEN LETTER To:     Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, zvern@gp.gov.ua 13/15 Riznytska St., Kyiv, 01011, Ukraine, fax (+38) 044 280 26 03

    WRI 20.1.2021 Ukraine: End prosecution of conscientious objector and journalist Ruslan Kotsaba

    Ukrainian journalist, conscientious objector and a member of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement Ruslan Kotsaba will be on trial again on Friday (22nd January) for a video he posted in 2015 in which he was calling to boycott military mobil

    Brussels 8-12-2020 - OPEN LETTER to Court - EBCO calls for the dropping of all charges against Ruslan Kotsaba

    OPEN LETTER  To:  Court Stadtrayongericht Kolomyja, Gebiet Iwano-Frankiwsk 78200 Kolomyja, Hruschewskyj-Prospekt 29 E-Mail:inbox@kmm.if.court.gov.ua  

    Cc:    Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, hotline@ombudsman.gov.ua 

    Office of General Prosecutor, zvern@gp.gov.ua  Security Service of Ukraine, callcenter@ssu.gov.ua  

    Ukrainian Pacifist Movement statement on political prosecution of pacifist Ruslan Kotsaba

    10 December 2020, the court in Kolomyya scheduled hearings in a criminal case of Ruslan Kotsaba, the journalist and pacifist who published in 2015 video blog calling to boycott mobilization for armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine. 

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