The Executive Board of the North East Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Conference (NESEEES) condemns the invasion of Ukraine ordered by Vladimir Putin and the use of historical distortions and lies to justify his attack on Ukrainian sovereignty. We are horrified by the massive loss of life resulting from Russian attacks and by the atrocities committed by Russian forces since the war began. We recognize these actions as war crimes and we trust that those responsible will be brought to justice. We stand with the people of Ukraine and with all people of conscience around the world who oppose this unprovoked war.
(updated April 15, 2022)