Statement on the Russian military invasion of Ukraine
The Russian and Eastern European Initiative at the University of Houston condemns Russia’s unprovoked military invasion of Ukraine. The current political establishment headed by President Vladimir Putin is responsible for innocent deaths, displacement of hundreds of thousands (and potentially millions) of people, and economic devastation in Ukraine that had no justification. We stand with all people of Ukraine who deserve peace and prosperity rather than destruction and fear, as well as with those people of Russia who are standing up to the autocratic regime and protesting the war. Imperialism should be a thing of the past. Our solidarity is with those who fight it.
The Russian and Eastern European Initiative at the University of Houston seeks to consolidate the strengths and expertise of the UH faculty in the region, to provide new learning opportunities for UH students and to reach out to the communities in the Greater Houston area that have connections to Eastern Europe, Russia and former Soviet republics.
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