March 3rd: Webinar Conscientious Objection in Times of War

Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

The webinar series “Conscientious objection to military service in times of war” continues with a new session focusing on the war in Ukraine. 

The webinar on 3rd March (2pm Geneva, 3pm Kyiv, 4pm Moscow) will host campaigners of conscientious objection from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. 

Register here.

Interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish, French and probably in Russian.

How can we support conscientious objectors and deserters from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine?

The war in Ukraine has raged for a year now, and there is little hope that it will end soon. The death toll and the destruction rise daily. Russia is unwilling to end its attack and withdraw, and is pumping more and more troops into Ukraine. There is an ongoing risk of Belarus’ active involvement in the war. Meanwhile, the Western countries support Ukraine in its defence by continuing to send more and more heavy weapons. Calls for negotiations and cease-fires remain unheard.

Conscientious objectors refusing to take part in this war is our hope for peace. Since the beginning of the war, we witness hundreds of thousands of people on all sides fleeing their countries and refusing to participate in this war. 

Our support for conscientious objectors and deserters is vital for peace! On 3rd March, we will hear from campaigners for peace from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine about the situation of conscientious objectors in their countries and how we can support them. 


In this webinar, we will hear from
Elena Popova, Movement of Conscientious Objectors, Russia
Olga Karatch, Nash Dom, Belarus
Yurii Sheliazhenko, Ukrainian Pacifist Movement

Date and Time

3rd March, Friday, 2pm Geneva, 3pm Kyiv, 4pm Moscow, 


This event is free however registration is required. 

Please use the link here to register:

This is an event organised by International Fellowship of Reconciliation and War Resisters’ International supported by Connection e.V. 

We are looking forward to meeting you on 3rd March!

Keywords:    ⇒ Desertion   ⇒ Kriegsdienstverweigerung   ⇒ Veranstaltungen