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Statement of the Cologne/Bonn Academy in Exile

One year after Russia escalated its prior uses of force against Ukraine into an outright war of aggression against that State we all had to learn bitter lessons.

“Fighting for peace does not mean yielding to pressure of the aggressor, it means protecting people from its cruelty.” (Oleksandra Matviichuk)

We do not know what Europe will look like in yet another year. But we understand that – being researchers and teachers – we cannot rest idle, but have to invest all our efforts to support those fighting and suffering by showing our solidarity with them and reflecting on solutions to restore justice and rule of law.

© Marta Koshulinska


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