(02 March 2022) - 24 February 2022 marks a historic date: Europe is no longer at peace! The sirens keep ringing, the bombs keep falling and people are dying. Not because they are a threat to Russia's security but because they defend the principles of self-determination, sovereignty and democracy.
AEIDL expresses in the strongest possible terms our solidarity with the people of Ukraine, but also with the dissident people of Russia.
AEIDL works across Europe to stimulate local development, and humanity does not stop at the borders of the EU. We call on all our friends and colleagues to strengthen our bonds with the people of Ukraine. It is as people, with our shared interest in peace, freedom and democracy that we must come together in local solidarity actions, to oppose the death and destruction being inflicted on local communities in Ukraine.