Press Release

ADL Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

New York, NY, February 24, 2022 ... ADL (Anti-Defamation League) released the following statement on Russia's invasion of Ukraine:

"ADL condemns in the strongest terms Russia's unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine, a blatant violation of international law.  This unnecessary war instigated by President Vladimir Putin has already caused thousands of deaths over the last eight years, will unleash untold misery on the civilian population, and threatens the independence of Ukraine, a fellow democracy.

ADL also strongly condemns and refutes President Putin's stated war aim of "denazification" of Ukraine. Invoking Nazism to legitimize Russia's aggression is unacceptable. Ukraine is a democracy with equal rights for its Jewish citizens, including the right to be elected to its highest office, as President Zelensky has demonstrated. 

We continue to stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and call upon world leaders to unequivocally denounce and punish Russia for this flagrant assault on a sovereign nation."