War in Ukraine

On February 24, 2022, Russia has started a war against Ukraine. If you are a foreigner and would like to assist Ukraine, here are some concrete steps you can take:

  • Write letters/call to your government with your concern and clear suggestions. While some help is already being provided by many countries, this is by far not sufficient. Besides strengthening of the existing sanctions, of utmost urgency are: military assistance to Ukraine in the form of weapons, equipment, in particular, air defence weapons; direct financial help/donations; humanitarian assistance. Some sample letters and contact information can be found here.
  • Donate. Some trusted sources are: Come Back Alive foundation, Canada-Ukraine Foundation Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
  • Learn from reliable and fact-checked news (some sources from Ukraine in English: pravda.com.ua, The Kyiv Independent), beware of Russian misinformation. Spread the word, talk to people, join/organize a rally in support of Ukraine.
  • Boycott Russia on all levels, do not buy goods or use services from Russia or from worldwide labels/businesses which still operate in Russia. This is changing every hour, a list as of March 9 can be seen here; see also this website. Most of these brands have easily googlable online contact forms, and you can spend a couple of minutes sending them a quick message demanding to pull from Russian market and stop supporting the war.
  • Send text messages and make phone calls to people in Russia to let them know the truth.
  • See also these resources: Razom For Ukraine

Open letter of Ukrainian mathematicians to the scientific community against the war of Russia in Ukraine

If you are a Ukrainian student or researcher looking for a new institution, the following resources may be useful: https://scienceforukraine.eu/ and https://bit.ly/ua-table.

Contact Info

423 Machray Hall
Department of Mathematics
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2, CANADA

Tel (423 MH): +1 204 480 1246
Fax (departmental): +1 204 474 7611

I am a member of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association UMFA. See my twitter for notes regarding 2021 UMFA strike or the current situation in Ukraine.

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