Statement of the Department of Political Science (IPW), University of Vienna on the war in Ukraine

On February 24, 2022, the Russian army began an invasion of Ukraine in violation of international law. The Department of Political Science (IPW) at the University of Vienna strongly condemns this unjustifiable military aggression and expresses its solidarity with all those affected.

We especially think of our former and current Ukrainian students and scientists who have families and friends in the war zone. We also think of the entire Ukrainian population that is suffering from the attack, and of the Russian students, scientists and citizens who are trying to counter the aggression through their protest. We know that this war causes a humanitarian catastrophe of immense proportions and will have destructive long-term effects on Ukraine, Russia, Europe and the world. We deeply regret this and will do what we can to oppose it and offer help.

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