“As rector, together with the management of Charles University, I strongly condemn any form of aggression, not least the hostilities being conducted by Putin's Russia right now. This is an extremely dangerous move that threatens the lives of people across Europe - including those of fellow colleagues and students. It is a step in the wrong direction, taking the world backwards!
Such aggression shows how important it is to study, to think critically, to value education, to understand history and the complex world today. I call on academics, not only at our university, to strongly support a free and democratic society and to say a clear ‘No!’ to war.”
prof. Milena Králíčková, Rector of Charles University
24 February 2022, Prague
The whole community of the 4EU+ Alliance expresses solidarity with Ukraine and its citizens, who face the brutal invasion of Putin's Russia of their independent country. In these dark hours, our thoughts are with all Ukrainian people, especially the students and colleagues who are the members of our academic environments, who study and work at the six universities of the Alliance.
We look into the future with hope, expecting it to bring peace for Ukraine and its people.
Хай живе вільна Україна!
Long live free Ukraine!