Like the rest of the world, we have watched with dismay the events unfolding in Ukraine in recent days. Our hearts go out to the many millions of Ukrainians as they suffer and fight for their freedom against one of the most powerful militaries the world has ever seen.

While recognising that we are a very small organisation with little influence, we condemn the actions of the Russian government in invading a peaceful and free country in pursuit of geopolitical aims and call on them to withdraw their military immediately. And we call upon the countries of the West to do more to support the freedom-loving Ukrainian people.

We echo the words of European publishers’ organisations, ‘… we send words of solidarity to the people of Ukraine: you are part of an international community that supports human dignity, democratic participation and equality for all. You have a right to peace.’

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