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The Executive Board of FOGGS – Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability puts before the FOGGS and community the following petition that we hope will receive your approval. To add your signature to the petition please click here.

NO to the Invasion of Ukraine – Together for Peace and Justice

In view of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation on 24 February 2022, the signatories to this appeal, people and civil society organizations from around the world, declare:
Officially   In plain words
That the Russian invasion of the sovereign country of Ukraine is a clear breach of the Charter of the United Nations and of international law, and that it constitutes a grave threat to international peace and security; * Russia has illegally invaded Ukraine.
        And demand that
Those responsible, notably the government of Russia under President Vladimir Putin, be held collectively and personally liable for this illegal act, the loss of life and the destruction of infrastructure and property that the invasion is causing and is going to cause; 1 President Putin and Russian government, you are responsible for the invasion.
There be an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of all Russian forces from the entire territory of Ukraine; 2 Stop the war and withdraw from Ukraine now!
Any dispute between Russia and Ukraine should be settled through peaceful negotiations, between the parties and with the support of international institutions, notably the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ); 3 Solve your differences peacefully, through the United Nations and such.
Countries neighbouring Ukraine and from around the world, as well as international organizations and non-state actors, should put all their efforts into achieving an immediate ceasefire and the peaceful resolution of any legitimate dispute, while providing for the needs of the people of Ukraine, those who remain in the country and those who ask for asylum in other countries; 4 Other countries and the world, help the people of Ukraine inside and outside the country with humanitarian assistance.
Sanctions imposed on Russia should be targeted to the extent possible to the leaders responsible for the aggression and any other sanctions that affect the entire Russian population should be lifted as soon as the situation stabilizes and the Russian forces have left the territory of Ukraine; 5 Imposed sanctions should target the Russian leadership, while those affecting the Russian people broadly should be lifted as soon as possible.
Those responsible for aggression and for the breach of international humanitarian law, including the Geneva Conventions, should be brought before the International Criminal Court (ICC); 6 The aggressors (of this and all invasions) should be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Full compensation should be paid by the Russian Federation to Ukraine for the loss of life, the destruction of public infrastructure, and public and private property that this invasion has already caused and is going to cause; 7 Russia should pay reparations to Ukraine for the destruction it caused with this invasion.
Full compensation should also be paid to countries of the region for any damage that they incur because of the conflict, the cost of taking care of refugees from Ukraine as well as the cost of their eventual repatriation to Ukraine; 8 And should compensate other affected countries too.
We stand in solidarity with the brave citizens of Russia, who are protesting against this war, and call on the Russian authorities to respect their right to dissent. 9 Solidarity with the brave Russian people protesting against the war despite the government’s suppression of dissent.
As soon as the invasion ends and peace gets reestablished there should be an inclusive process initiated by the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the United Nations on a pact of mutual security, peaceful coexistence, cooperation and good governance on the European Continent, with the participation of all countries of the continent, as well as of regional organizations, civil society and other non-state actors; 10 The European continent needs a new pact of mutual security, peaceful coexistence, cooperation and good governance.
We call on the governments and the peoples of Europe to ensure that peace prevails on their continent and that they focus on mutually beneficial cooperation, through scientific and cultural exchanges, tourism and trade, with a focus on shared challenges like those of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, making the European continent a model of peaceful co-existence for the world and ensuring that this continent never again gives a major confrontation to the world. 11 Europeans should make peace across the continent and cooperate on shared problems, like climate change and COVID-19; be an example and never again the source of a global confrontation.

To add your signature to the petition please click here.



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  1. 2 March, 2022 @ 12:27 Ursula Opper

    Whatever the outcome of this inhumane and terrible war will be, the rest of the world will stand closer together than ever before! Let’s hope for the best and thanks to everyone who is actively helping the Ukrainians thiese days.


  2. 1 March, 2022 @ 23:18 Harsh Mander

    Solidarity with the brave people of Ukraine devastated by the Russian invasion. The world must stand more firmly Ukraine in all the ways described here, isolate Russia, and help after the war to rebuild the country and a just enduring peace


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