Democracy for the Future Study Team Statement on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

March 2, 2022

JCIE’s Democracy for the Future Study Group, which meets as part of our program on Democratic Governance, has issued the following statement with regard to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

1.Russia’s armed invasion of Ukraine is a clear violation of international law, including the Charter of the United Nations. The grave situation brought by such action by a permanent member of the UN Security Council could undermine the foundations of the world’s international order based on freedom and the rule of law.

2. We praise the efforts of the Government and people of Ukraine as well as the international community to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, human rights, and democracy.

3. We are deeply concerned that innocent citizens have been subjected to tremendous suffering due to the attack, which continues to cause large numbers of casualties and displaced persons.

4. We condemn in the strongest terms Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and urge the Russian Federation to immediately cease its military invasion and withdraw its troops