Russia has recently announced the completion of its military mobilization.
Last month Russia began a war draft that increased its military population to 300,000 personnel.
Following these aggressive steps to strengthen military force hundreds of thousands of Russians fled.
Over 500,000 Russians have fled the country since the start of the war.
The refugee crisis for both Russians and Ukrainians will only continue if there is no ceasefire and the start of peace negotiations.
Without the continued support of activists, dissidents, and community members violence will rise.
We at the Europe Peace Foundation stand with the people of Ukraine and Russia in the hope of peace.