NECS Statement on Russian War on Ukraine
The European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, NECS, strongly condemns Russia’s ongoing attack on Ukraine. This war hits a country which is home to some of our members and upholds the same values on which NECS is also founded. This invasion is not only an attack on Ukraine, but on our shared values of tolerance, peace and care. We stand with the people of Ukraine and their country. We also support all Russian and Belarusian citizens who are courageously protesting against the invasion, just as we stand with all people willing to act, share and help war refugees. The Steering Committee of NECS joins organizations such as ECREA in their appeal to its members to actively influence the politics of their respective countries to aid Ukraine and make their contribution to ending the armed confrontation.