Rotary International Statement on Ukraine conflict

Fri, Feb 25th 2022 at 4:10 pm - 6:10 pm

Copied in full from the Rotary International website

Rotary International

Copied in full from the Rotary International website 

It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.

At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.

In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.

Rotary International 25-Feb-2022


To read more about Rotary’s activities under our Area of Focus Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention:

Rotary Peace Fellows website – that describes the seven Rotary peace Centres around the globe and our growing group of peace fellow alumni. https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships 

The Rotary Foundation pages for our Rotary district in the Thames Valley 

Rotary International’s pages on Peace 

Introduction to the Rotary Foundation 

Rotary in Ukraine 

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