We #StandWithUkraine

25 February 2022

The Society of Authors condemns the illegal invasion of the sovereign state of Ukraine.

Image of Ukraine flag against sky and buildingsWe join our European colleagues in declaring solidarity with the Ukrainian people and our fellow Ukrainian writers and translators.

We stand with all Ukrainian people, and in particular with Ukrainian writers, illustrators, translators, journalists, and others whose lives and livelihoods are so entwined with the right to think, speak, write and create freely. Vladimir Putin’s pretext for war is regressive. His actions are a direct assault on that right.

We join the global union movement in calling for peace, and we urge all governments to work towards a negotiated solution through diplomacy.