Crossing Borders Statement on the Russian government Invasion of Ukraine
At Crossing Borders, our mission is to work towards a peaceful world. For this reason, we are both saddened and shocked to see tanks rolling into the Ukrainian cities where our friends, project partners, former students, and colleagues live with their families.
As the late Desmond Tutu rightly put it, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”. Therefore, we are not neutral in the face of this violent aggression: We strongly condemn the Russian government’s invasion and aggression against Ukraine.
Our thoughts, love, and solidarity go to our Ukrainian friends and colleagues and all the peace-loving people of Ukraine.
As a human rights-based organisation with global outreach, we urge all our civil society partners in Denmark and around the world, to not only continue their existing partnership projects in Ukraine but to strengthen, expand and sustain their engagements in the country to a maximum extent. Friends in need are friends indeed.
Let us join forces, speak up, host events, and support our Ukrainian friends in creating spaces for protecting and expanding their peaceful resistance and resilience, when and where possible.
May peace be in Ukraine
Crossing Borders Director, Garba Diallo