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Show your solidarity with conscientious objectors and deserters!

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Ask the European Union with us:

- Grant protection and asylum to deserters and conscientious objectors from Belarus and the Russian Federation!

- Urge the Ukrainian government to stop persecuting conscientious objectors to military service and to guarantee them a full right to conscientious objection!

- Open the borders to those who oppose war at great personal risk in their country!

Link to petition

Why is this important? For more than half a year, the Russian Federation has been waging a war of aggression in Ukraine, with devastating consequences. There seems to be no end in sight. Yet we know that men and women on all sides are evading the crimes of war. Tens of thousands are fleeing the Russian Federation and Belarus to avoid being recruited for the war. Thousands are leaving Ukraine because they see their human right to conscientious objection in danger. They are all our hope for overcoming violence.

This petition is run by Connection e.V., International Fellowship of Reconciliation, European Bureau for Conscientious Objection and War Resisters’ International

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Escape from Russia: What we can currently say

(23.09.2022) Since Russia’s ruler Putin declared a partial mobilisation for the war against Ukraine, men and women who want to flee the country out of fear of military service and state repression have been contacting PRO ASYL by the minute. This is the information we can currently give to those affected.

Russia: All you need to know if mobilisation concerns you or your loved ones

A comprehensive guide from Meduza on mobilisation

(23.09.2022) The independent Russian medium Meduza has compiled a comprehensive guide for Russian men aged 18 to 70, women in military professions and their relatives. The material systematises the scattered information currently circulating on the internet. The text is available in Russian.

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Appeal for Donations

#ObjectWar Campaign - #StandWithObjectors

(21.09.2022) Support deserters and conscientious objectors from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Their courageous step must be strengthened. A European network of groups and organizations offers hotline, counseling, accompaniment and support in asylum procedures and advocates for deserters and refusers on a political level. For this purpose we ask for your donation on the donation account set up especially for this purpose:

IBAN DE47 5055 0020 0006 0853 77, Sparkasse Offenbach, SWIFT HELADEF1OFF

You can also donate quickly and easily online: https://en.connection-ev.org/StopWarUkraineDonations-form

Donations are tax deductible. For a donation receipt, please provide us with your address. Thank you very much for your support.