Statement on recent military action in Russia
Madrid Spain, 2022
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has created a new committee to spearhead the production of weapons and delivery of weapons to soldiers fighting in Ukraine.
The race to further supply the army comes after reports say many of the Russian soldiers are using old weaponry, some are untrained and many are without proper supplies.
Without a capable army on the grounds, Russia could rely more heavily on drone attacks.
Since the start of the war between Ukraine and Russia last February, there have been over 15,000 casualties and over 6,000 deaths. Over 7 million Ukrainians have fled the country. The World Bank estimates that the cost of destruction to Ukraine totals over 340 billion dollars.
If Russia continues its military campaign and is met with the counter-offensive of Ukraine and its allies which include the United States and the United Kingdom, the destruction, deaths, and casualties will only increase.
Any hope for the war to the end will come with a ceasefire.
Violence is only met with more violence. Peace negotiations between the allied forces, Russia, and international committees must intervene to end what could become a decade or decades-long war.
We at the Europe Peace Foundation stand for peace and the protection of all civilian lives.