Official statement of the DA on the situation in Ukraine

27.02.2022

The DA is appalled by the atrocious and totally unacceptable attack on Ukraine – on its territorial integrity and its people. We stand in solidarity with Ukraine, its government, diplomats and civil servants, academics, students and scholars.

The DA is an academic institution which opens the minds of international students to a democratic and peaceful world order, the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms as well the global and multilateral security system. We are proud of our longstanding and solid ties with academic institutions in Ukraine.

In these terrible times our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine. We do our utmost to support our Ukrainian students, alumni and all affected by the humanitarian crisis with all the means we have at hand.

We call upon the Russian authorities to end the bloodshed in Ukraine.