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Growing support for the #StopPutinsParade campaign

Kyiv, March 02, 2020.

Last week we launched an appeal to foreign leaders with a call to refrain from official visits to Moscow for the 9th of May military parade.

To remind you, this year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the bloodiest military conflict in human history: World War II. In the civilized world, this is an occasion to recall the causes and consequences of that terrible war and to ensure that such a tragedy never happens again. The Russian Federation exploits this date to justify aggressive policies against other independent countries, past and present. Participation in these activities by the leaders of the civilized world legitimates Russian aggression, and encourages the Russian leadership to continue gross and systematic violations of the sovereignty of other states and the human rights of their citizens.

We were very glad that it has resonated with you and we would like to thank you for your support and hope that it will continue throughout the campaign.

So far, among the esteemed signatories of our appeal are:

Valeriy Chaly, Ukraine Crisis Media Center (Chairman of the Board);

Nataliya Popovych, Ukraine Crisis Media Center (Deputy Chairman of the Board);

Anna Fotyga, Member of the European Parliament;

Rasa Juknevičienė, Member of the European Parliament;

Inese Vaidere, Member of the European Parliament;

Peter Pomerantsev, British journalist and author;

Rebecca Harms, Member of the European Parliament (2004-2019);

Anders Åslund, Atlantic Council;

Edward Lucas, British security specialist;

Jakub Kalenský, Atlantic Council;

Giedrius Sakalauskas, Res Publica – Civic Resilience Center;

Paul Niland, Lifeline Ukraine;

Patrik Oksanen, Stockholm Freeworld Forum;

Halyna Coynash, Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group;

Yevhen Fedchenko, StopFake.org;

Volodymyr Yermolenko, Internews Ukraine;

Mykola Riabchuk, Ukrainian PEN Center;

Philippe De Lara, Université Paris II;

Marina Marchenko, Brutia onlus Italia;

Olexiy Haran, National university of Kyiv Mohyla Academy;

Walter Zaryckyj, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations;

Slava Paperno, Cornell University;

Oksana Remeniaka, Columbia University;

Oles Ilchenko, Ukrainian PEN Center;

Oleksandr Danylyuk, Center for Defense Reforms;

Marius Laurinavičius, Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis;

Ola Hnatiuk, Uniwersytet Warszawski;

David Fishman, Jewish Theological Seminary of America;

Elissa Bemporad, City University of New York;

John Sipher, Spycraft Entertainment;

Jakub Janda, European Values Center for Security Policy;

Danylo Lubkivsky, Open Ukraine Foundation;

Igor Semyvolos, AMES NGO;

Pavel Havlicek, Association for International Affairs;

Maksym Yakovlyev, School for Policy Analysis at National university of Kyiv Mohyla Academy;

Irena Tkachenko, Israeli Friends of Ukraine;

Ariel Lototski, Israeli Friends of Ukraine;

Kamil Basaj, INFO OPS Poland Foundation;

Stephen Blank, American Foreign Policy Council;

Yevhen Bystrytsky, NAS Ukraine;

Peter Kreko, Political Capital Institute;

Michael Weiss, American journalist, author;

Kataryna Wolczuk, University of Birmingham;

Igor Arbatov, Future Development Agency;

James Sherr, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute;

Jan Pieklo, former Poland’s ambassador to Ukraine;

Anna Talimonchuk, Sanctions 2020 Campaign;

John (Ivan) Jaworsky, University of Waterloo;

Mihail Naydenov, Atlantic Council of Bulgaria;

Serhiy Borshevsky, Centre for Russian studies;

Iryna Vyshnia, Centre for Russian studies;

Mykhailo Sydorzhevsky, National Writers’ Union of Ukraine;

Ian Bond, Centre for European Reform;

Khrystyna Parandii, Centre for European Reform;

Gerard Lauton, Université Paris-Est Créteil;

Isabelle Momméja, Collectif des Amis d’Alep;

Borys Potapenko, International Council in Support of Ukraine;

Mykhailo Gonchar, CGS Strategy XXI;

Veiko Spolitis, Latvian Institute of International Affairs;

Alice Stollmeyer, Defending Democracy;

Heikki Hakala, Finnish journalist;

Orest Steciw, League of Ukrainian Canadians;

Ruben Avxhiu, Illyria newspaper;

Marcus Kolga, Macdonald-Laurier Institute;

Mykola Cuzin, Ukraine 33 Comity in France;

Tamar Kintsurashvili, Media Development Foundation.

We hope more of you would join us in this effort to withstand Russian militarism, expansionism and revanchism and sign out appeal, available here: https://bit.ly/2Tiw97P

You can also contribute to the campaign by sharing information and using #StopPutinsParade and #NeverAgain.

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