SIETAR Japan statement on Ukraine

Dear SIETAR Japan Members and Friends,

We strongly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. SIETAR-Japan values diversity and
freedom of expression. Seeing the current unjustified war displacing millions of people from
their homes and attacks on civilians is an international action we feel compelled to speak
out against. War should be a thing of the past, not part of a world that respects diverse
opinions, multicultural identities and values freedom of choice. It destroys lives with very
few benefits to societies. We at SIETAR-Japan will continue to be allies to those who face
injustices such as those in Ukraine. It may seem like a distant issue that has little to do with
us; however, the world is a smaller place, and thus, small actions with others can produce
far-reaching results. For more information, we can begin by educating ourselves more and
taking advantage of the worldwide SIETAR network.

SIETAR Europa will have an open discussion about the situation and how to support people
in Ukraine on March 4 from 17:00 (CET). You can find the Zoom link as well as links to other
information and support resources on the SIETAR Europa web site.