APPEAL TO UKRAINIANS LIVING OUTSIDE UKRAINE

A full-scale war is going on in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian nation is at war with Russia for its right to exist and the opportunity to have its own state. The stakes are as high as possible and there will be only one winner – Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.

Today, the Russian horde uses forms and methods of warfare typical of war criminals of Hitler’s Germany to destroy our state: the cities and villages of Ukraine with their civilian population – children, adolescents, pregnant women, the elderly – are being devastated.

Can you imagine that in the 21st century, entire cities and even regions will be wiped off the face of the earth? Today you can only look at the center of the food industry and construction industry of Ukraine – the city of Volnovakha. All infrastructure is completely destroyed. Unfortunately, a city like Volnovakha no longer exists. These are heinous crimes. Even in 1941, the Nazi troops, while keeping the city under occupation, kept it in its original form.

And what is happening with one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – Mariupol? Every day, Russian aircraft drop 50 to 100 bombs on city residents. Due to daily shelling and bombing, about 80% of the city’s housing has been destroyed, along with its inhabitants. Russia commits similar crimes against humanity in Kharkiv, Melitopol, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kyiv, Irpin, Bucha.

In addition, the Russian army purposefully targets hospitals, schools, cultural monuments, museums, and in the occupied territories obliterates everything Ukrainian – destroys architectural monuments, burns cultural centers and venues of Ukrainian-language publications, tortures and murders people who defend their rights to be Ukrainian.

The result of Russia’s “denazification” has already killed 139 children, another 205 have been injured. And all these horrors take place in the heart of Europe, which is a seat of democracy, tolerance and the highest human values. Our future and the future of Ukraine depends on the stability, courage and unity of the Ukrainian nation.

We are very grateful to Western countries and their leaders for supporting our state in the fight against the Russian invader. At the same time, the steps taken by our Western partners have proven insufficient and do not allow us to stop Putin’s war crimes against Ukraine. Prolonged hesitation of politicians, their naive belief that the war will not affect other people leads to an increase in arrogance and cynicism in the actions of Russian troops and produces in them a sense of impunity.

We dare not be indifferent to our fellow Ukrainians who are fighting.

We urge you, Ukrainians living in the USA, Canada, Australia, countries of Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, to carry out large-scale activities (demonstrations, petitions) to support and help Ukraine prevail in this bloody war.

What is needed is the mobilization of the whole world in order to overcome the greatest evil of the XXI, taking appropriate action to prevent the genocide of the Ukrainian people, stop the bloodshed and restore peace in the heart of Europe. If during the Nazi onslaught the world was able to unite and resist this invasion, what has changed today? Have we become weaker or less united? We believe in democratic values,

respect and tolerance for other peoples. What happened today? Have our beliefs turned out to be nothing more than an empty slogans?

In our opinion, the following action should be taken:

  • increasing financial assistance to Ukraine, including more arms and military equipment;

  • the closure of the airspace over Ukraine with at the very least the delivery of Patriot missiles and other long-range air and missile defence equipment;

  • delivery of suitable combat aircraft and helicopters as well as offensive weapons (tanks, armoured personnel carriers, long-range artillery systems, volley and jet artillery systems, counter-battery combat systems), drones for strategic aviation and striking capability, drones and missiles for the destruction of ships and sophisticated tools for communication, night vision, etc.

We need to actively continue and promote political and economic sanctions and blockades that will effectively stop Putin, save the lives of millions of Ukrainians and bring us closer to victory. Russia must be an international pariah through exclusion from the UN Security Council and deprivation of its participation in other international organisations as an aggressor and terrorist state and actively pursue Russia’s and Putin’s condemnation as war criminals by the International Criminal Court.

Don’t be indifferent!

Indifference and delay facilitate criminality and aggression!

Remember that the fate of Ukraine and millions of Ukrainians is in your hands! Together to victory! Glory to Ukraine!

Civil activists

    1. Alim Aliev, human rights defender, co-founder of “Crimea-SOS” NGO, Deputy Director General of the Ukrainian Institute

    2. Yuliia Fediv, Chief Executive Officer of a digital broadcasting station “Hromadske”, ex-director of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, cultural and media manager

    3. Lenna Koszarny, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the leading private equity firm Horizon Capital, Executive Vice-President of Western NIS Enterprise Fund, Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and a Board Member and Vice President of the Ukrainian World Congress

    4. Roman Balayan, film director

    5. Myroslav Marynovych, Vice-rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, human rights defender, publicist, religious scholar, founding member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group

    6. Zurab Alasania, journalist, media manager

    7. Oleh Rybachuk, Head and co-founder of «Centre UA» NGO

    8. Mykola Zhylynskyi, Head of «Ukraine – World» NGO (Organization on Relations with Ukrainians living outside Ukraine)

    9. Tamara Hundorova, literacy critic, culturologist

    10. Natalya Sumska, People’s Artist of Ukraine

    11. Anatolii Khostikoiev, People’s Artist of Ukraine

    12. Kateryna Zagoriy, media expert, co-founder of the “Zagoriy Foundation”

    13. Vlad Troitsky, theater actor, theater director, dramaturge, radio host

  1. Herman Makarenko, Kyiv Classic Orchestra Artistic Director, Conductor of the National Opera of Ukraine

  2. Andrii Khalpakhchi, film critic, Head of Ukrainian Film Foundation

  3. Bohdan Prach, Rector of Ukrainian Catholic University

  1. Larysa Masenko, prof. of University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy

  2. Hobart Earle, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra

  3. Olexiy Haran, prof. of Comparative Politics, University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Research Director, Democratic Initiatives Foundation

  4. Yosyf Zisels, dissident, prominent activist in the Jewish movement in Ukraine, Executive Vice-president of Congress of Ethnic Communities of Ukraine, Head of Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine

  5. Sergii Meshcheriak, President of Ukrainian branch of International Law Association

  6. Mykola Siryi, jurist

  7. Sergii Senchenko, Head of Ukrainian human rights movement “Force of Law”

  8. Liudmyla Skyrda, poet, culturologist, literacy critic

  9. Serhiy Rebrov, football manager, former player 26.Serhiy Stakhovsky, tennis player

Social activists – members of Honorable council of the Order of St. Panteleimon

  1. Vasyl Kniazevych, Head of the Honorable Council, Minister of Health of Ukraine (2007-2010), Chairman of the Board of NGO “Ukrainian League for Palliative and Hospice Care”, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Honored Doctor of Ukraine.

  2. Filia Zhebrovska, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PJSC “Farmak”

  3. Mykhailo Panochko, Senior bishop of the Church of Christians of the Evangelical

Faith in Ukraine

  1. Mykola Onishchuk, politician, lawyer, doctor of law, President of the Institute of Legal Policy

  2. Viktor Pynzenyk, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Minister of Finance of Ukraine (2005-2006, 2007-2009)

  3. Vasyl Kremen, scientist, President of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine

  4. Mykhailo Zghurovsky, Doctor of Technical Sciences, President of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.

  5. Oksana Bilozir, People’s Artist of Ukraine

  6. Mykola Prodanchuk, scientist in the field of toxicology, hygiene, doctor of medical sciences, professor, honored doctor of Ukraine, corresponding member of the National

Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, director of the L.I. Medved Institute of Ecohygiene and Toxicology of the Ministry

  1. Yurii Voronenko, Rector of P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine.

  2. Metropolitan of Pereyaslav and Vyshnevsky Oleksandr (Drabynko), Deputy Head of the Synodal Commission on Inter-Christian Relations

  3. Lidiia Kaliuzhna, honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Prof. of the P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

  4. Metropolitan Filaret of Lviv and Galicia Filaret, Head of the Synodal Department of Health and Pastoral Care of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

  5. Liliia Hrynevych, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine (2016-2019) 41.Yuriy Yekhanurov, Prime Minister of Ukraine (2005-2006), Minister of Defense

(2007-2009)

  1. Pavlo Hrytsenko, linguist-dialectologist, linguogeographer, Doctor of Philological Sciences, professor, head of the department of dialectology, director of the Institute of Ukrainian Language of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

  2. Oleksandr Kharchenko, journalist, Director of The National News Agency of Ukraine “Ukrinform”

  3. Leonid Huberskyi, Doctor of Science (Philosophy), Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Merited Worker of Education of Ukraine

  4. Vitalii Tsymbaliuk, scientist-neurosurgeon of the highest category, Academician of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, President of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine

  5. Oleksandr Naumenko, Vice rector of scientific-pedagogical, medical work and post- graduate education, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Honored Doctor of Ukraine

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine

  1. Oleksandr Motsyk

  2. Yevhen Bersheda

  3. Valeriy Chaly

  4. Ihor Lytvyn

  5. Volodymyr Khandohiy

  6. Borys Humeniuk

  7. Volodymyr Vasylenko

  8. Kostiantyn Tymoshenko

  9. Ihor Turianskyi

  10. Borys Bazylevsky

  11. Yuriy Malko

  12. Serhiy Reva

  13. Volodymyr Kryzhanivsky

  14. Yuriy Bohaievsky

  15. Yuriy Kostenko

  16. Volodymyr Ohryzko

  17. Yuriy Shcherbak