International NGO and U.S. Nonprofit Cyber Institute Condemns Invasion and Ongoing Conflict in Ukraine

New York, NY, May 14, 2022 --( The Cyber Institute joins the United Nations and the Global Research Community in condemning Russia's war against Ukraine. The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is worsening as Russia’s actions continue to involve innocent civilians as casualties through increasing indiscriminate shelling and killing. The destruction of civilian infrastructure continues to be reported. The United Nation's cites that attacks are happening at a greater rate and scale, in major cities across Ukraine, including Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kyiv, and Mykolaiv, and in the multiple locations in Donetska and Luhanska oblasts, leaving hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians without water, electricity, gas, and telecommunications. In certain parts of the country, especially in cities that remain under ceaseless military encirclement, like Mariupol and Volnovakha (Donetska oblast, GCA), access to food and critical health services has become extremely limited. According to the Government of Ukraine, relentless shelling across the country has damaged or destroyed more than 210 schools, at least 34 hospitals, and more than 1,500 residential buildings, figures that continue to climb with each passing day. After 13 days of intense fighting, civilian casualties continue to mount across the country. Between 4 a.m. on 24 February and midnight on 7 March, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reports at least 1,335 civilian casualties, including 474 killed, although the actual number of civilian casualties is likely much higher (https://www(dot)unocha(dot)org/ukraine).

The Cyber Institute beseech for the safety of their Ukrainian colleagues at the National University of Radio Electronics in Kharkiv and National Technical University of Ukraine, Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. The Cyber Institute calls upon Russia to immediately cease all hostilities. The Cyber Institute calls upon Russia to immediately allow the safe passage of civilians out of conflict areas and allow humanitarian supplies into those areas. The Cyber Institute calls upon Russia to immediately withdraw from Ukraine. The Cyber Institute calls upon the international community to collectively call upon Russia with these same demands.

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