The British Academy President’s statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

3 Mar 2022

Professor Julia Black, President of the British Academy said:

“We at the British Academy are shocked and saddened by the military invasion by Russia of Ukraine, which is a clear violation of international law. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and its community of students and researchers, experiencing this attack on their human rights, democracy and freedom.

“We send our support and friendship at this time to the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and to all those Ukrainian students, academics and university staff for whom the safety to learn, teach and research is no longer guaranteed. We will continue to stand up for academic freedom and acknowledge the courage that many Russian researchers are showing in speaking out against this invasion.”

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