Friends of the Earth Malta is shocked to see the devastation and suffering caused by the terrible attack in Ukraine by Russian troops. As part of the Friends of the Earth International federation fighting for justice and peace across the globe, we strongly condemn this attack.
We also strongly support the right of all people to live in peace and harmony. Our solidarity goes out to all those who suffer from and oppose this unjust war. As the Russian Social Ecological Union / Friends of the Earth Russia has communicated, acts of war take human lives and have a huge negative impact on the environment.
Together with the rest of the Friends of the Earth International network we express deep sympathy with all the affected people and sincere condolences to families of victims. We support a peaceful and diplomatic long term solution and appeal to the international community to uphold and defend the rights of the peoples to live in peace and freedom. We call for an immediate ceasefire and start to negotiations. We also urge other nations to avoid any intervention that could escalate military actions in Ukraine.