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IFES Stands with Ukraine: A Statement by IFES President and CEO Anthony Banbury


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.