Statement of solidarity with Ukraine
The Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine is a tragedy for both Ukraine and Russia, causing needless destruction, death, heartbreak and hardship. Bankwatch stands with our friends, colleagues and the communities that we work with, and demands action from international financial institutions.
2 March 2022
Ecoaction, Bankwatch member group in Ukraine
The strength of our network is our people.
Right now, a number of colleagues in Ukraine are at risk, including our member groups Ecoaction, the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine and the frontline communities that we support.
Our concern first and foremost is for their safety and security in the dangerous times ahead.
We are doing everything in our power to ensure the well-being of them and their families.
Nearly three decades of experience in the region demonstrate the resilience of our team and collaborators.
In that time, we have seen that no good has come from the violence of war.
We remain in solidarity and offer strength to the Bankwatch family and people of Ukraine in these precarious moments.
We welcome the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s action to suspend financing for Russia and Belarus, and we demand that all international financial institutions immediately suspend Russia’s membership, divest from all Russian and Belorussian companies and suspend all operations in Russia and Belarus.
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