IFES stands with our Ukrainian colleagues, partners and friends as their country faces an unjustifiable escalation of war by the Russian Federation. This is an unprovoked assault not only against a sovereign country, but against democracy everywhere. When free to choose, the Ukrainian people have chosen democracy; anti-democratic forces can only assert their claims through violence. Our Ukrainian colleagues have shown incredible resilience and remain committed to the important day-to-day work of strengthening Ukrainian institutions and freedoms. IFES has stood resolutely with Ukraine since its independence and will continue to do so, regardless the difficult days ahead. We must #StandWithUkraine.
Published on February 24, 2022.