An open letter from Russian scientists and science journalists against the war with Ukraine

  • AGAINST THE WAR IN UKRAINE

  • Narrator 1

    “We, Russian scientists and scientific journalists, declare a strong protest against the hostilities launched by the armed forces of our country on the territory of Ukraine.

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  • This fatal step leads to huge human losses and undermines the foundations of the established system of international security.

  • The responsibility for unleashing a new war in Europe lies entirely with Russia.

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    Narrator 2

    “There is no rational justification for this war.

  • Attempts to use the situation in Donbass as a pretext for launching a military operation do not inspire any confidence.

  • Narrator 1

    It is clear that Ukraine does not pose a threat to the security of our country.

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  • The war against her is unfair and frankly senseless.

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    Narrator 2

    “Ukraine has been and remains a country close to us.

  • Many of us have relatives, friends and scientific colleagues living in Ukraine.

  • Narrator 1

    Our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought together against Nazism.

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  • Unleashing a war for the sake of the geopolitical ambitions of the leadership of the Russian Federation, driven by dubious historiosophical fantasies, is a cynical betrayal of their memory.

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    Narrator 2

    “We respect Ukrainian statehood, which rests on really working democratic institutions.

  • We treat the European choice of our neighbors with understanding.

  • Narrator 1

    We are convinced that all problems in relations between our countries can be resolved peacefully.

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    Narrator 2

    “Having unleashed the war, Russia doomed itself to international isolation, to the position of a pariah country.

  • This means that we, scientists, will no longer be able to do our job normally: after all, conducting scientific research is unthinkable without full cooperation with colleagues from other countries.

  • Narrator 1

    The isolation of Russia from the world means further cultural and technological degradation of our country in the complete absence of positive prospects.

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  • War with Ukraine is a step to nowhere.

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    Narrator 2

    “It is bitter for us to realize that our country, which made a decisive contribution to the victory over Nazism, has now become the instigator of a new war on the European continent.