Women in Black Against War (Madrid)

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In recent weeks, the possibility of Russia entering Ukraine has increased. It appears that mercenaries are being recruited in Russia and fuel and military equipment are being transported to the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. In response, Ukraine is arming itself and NATO is sending additional forces to Eastern Europe. Despite negotiating efforts, tension continues to grow and, at present, there is no glimmer of a diplomatic solution to the crisis. […]

On the other hand, the Russian people are becoming hostage to their government’s foreign policy. It not only lives in the uncertainty of the possibility of war, but also suffers a significant rise in prices and a fall in the value of the national currency. However, there is no public debate, only one point of view is expressed on state television, and that is that of the supporters of war. On television, one hears only direct military threats, aggressiveness and hatred towards Ukraine, America and Western countries. But the most dangerous thing is that war is presented as an acceptable and inevitable course of action in the current circumstances.

It is an effort to deceive and seduce the people, to impose the idea of a just war with the West instead of developing the country and raising the standard of living of its citizens.

Meanwhile, attention is diverted from the Russian government’s crackdown to dissident media and independent NGOs such as Memorial International.

Women in Black Against War believe that a policy based on promoting the idea that war is a valid solution to conflict is immoral.

In recent weeks, the possibility of Russia entering Ukraine has increased. It appears that mercenaries are being recruited in Russia and fuel and military equipment are being transported to the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. In response, Ukraine is arming itself and NATO is sending additional forces to Eastern Europe. Despite negotiating efforts, tension continues to grow and, at present, there is no glimmer of a diplomatic solution to the crisis. The Ukrainian people thus find themselves in a delicate situation.

On the other hand, the Russian people are becoming hostage to their government’s foreign policy. They not only live in uncertainty about the possibility of war, but also suffer a significant rise in prices and a fall in the value of the national currency.

However, there is no public debate, only one point of view is expressed on state television, and that is that of the supporters of war. On television, one hears only direct military threats, aggressiveness and hatred towards Ukraine, America and Western countries. But the most dangerous thing is that war is presented as an acceptable and inevitable course of action in the current circumstances. It is an effort to deceive and seduce the people, to impose the idea of a just war with the West instead of developing the country and raising the standard of living of its citizens.

Meanwhile, attention is diverted from the Russian government’s crackdown to dissident media and independent NGOs such as Memorial International.

Support peace groups in Russia and Ukraine that are trying to denounce the situation, pointing out hate speech and proclaiming their position in favor of a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Denounce the action of the European Union, which is more concerned with supplying cheap gas to the countries of Western Europe than with guaranteeing the security of the civilian population of Ukraine.

Demand that our government abandon NATO and all types of international military organization and, consequently, obstruct the NATO Summit to be held in Madrid on 29 and 30 June 2022.

February 22, 2022

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