The College of Humanities, together with the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, reiterates our condemnation of Russia’s unjustified war on Ukraine. In the year since this terrible war began, the human tragedy has been staggering. According to the United Nations, the invasion has caused more than 8 million refugees to flee Ukraine, including family members of our University of Arizona community. As a college and a department, we are dedicated to educating students to become concerned, global citizens. Many of us are from the region, have family and friends suffering there, and are heartbroken by the war and its toll on Ukraine and Eastern Europe. We stand in support of Ukraine and urge leaders and citizens around the world to put an end to this war, promote peace in the region, bring those guilty to justice, and provide humanitarian assistance to those whose lives have been torn apart.
February 24th, 2023