Solidarity with the Ukrainian people

There is no justification for Russia's military attack on Ukraine on February 24, 2022. As an international research center, the HZDR condemns this blatant breach of international law. We reject any use of force to resolve political issues. The people of Ukraine – and especially our research partners there – can count on our solidarity. We call on the Russian government to end all military action immediately and we will support Russian civilians in their position against this senseless war.

Science thrives on worldwide exchange, for which peace is the basis. People from more than 50 countries have been working peacefully together at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) for many years. We remain convinced that research can build bridges across national and political borders. We fully support the sanctions imposed by the federal government and its international partners, which also has consequences for our cooperation with Russia. We very much regret this development and hope that the sensible voices of the Russian civilian population will soon prevail.

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