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Uni offers support as Ukraine conflict intensifies

As the Russian Federation escalates its aggression, the university offers support to the community.


By Katerina Vilemova

Image Courtesy of photosforyou via Pixabay


On the morning of the 24th of February 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine released a statement on the new wave of aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.


‘The goal of the Russian offensive military operation is to destroy the Ukrainian state, to seize by force Ukrainian territory, and to establish occupational control.

The university expressed its empathy and offered support for people affected by the disturbing news and events: ‘Any students who require support should access our student support services while staff can visit our staff support services’.


The Russian Armed Forces are launching attacks on peaceful Ukrainian cities from different directions, including from the territory of the temporary occupied Donbas and Crimea, as well as from South-East region. This is an act of war, an attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, a brutal violation of the UN Charter and basic norms and principles of international law’.


In the press release covering Russia's assault on Ukraine, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said: ‘Russia’s assault on Ukraine is an unprovoked, premeditated attack against a sovereign democratic state.


The UK and our international partners stand united in condemning the Russian government’s reprehensible actions, which are an egregious violation of international law and the UN Charter’.


To those who would like to support organisations working to help people affected by the conflict, you can do so by donating to local Ukrainian charities, e.g. Save the Children | Ukraine, Hope For Ukraine, Razom – Together we are Ukraine.