Statement of the ICC of the international No to war – no to NATO network (24.02.2022)
No-to-War No-to-Nato condemns the Russian military aggression against Ukraine. There is no justification for war.
The bombing must stop immediately. What is needed, is a comprehensive ceasefire, the withdrawal of all troops and a return to the negotiating table.
Western political actions should focus on de-escalation, resuming talks, and avoiding further hatred and confrontation. We reject sanctions that affect the civilian population.
In the long term, the aim should be a common security policy based on the principles of the Helsinki Final Act (1975), like refraining from the threat or use of force, territorial integrity of states and the peaceful settlement of disputes, among others. There is no security possible at the expense of the opposing party and that is rooted in militarism and confrontation, which is why we continue to oppose NATO enlargement.
No-to-War No-to-Nato warns that an even further escalation of the war and the intensification of mutual tensions between nuclear powers could have dangerous consequences.
Europe cannot afford another war. In the long term, Europe needs disarmament and demilitarization.
The international peace movement must join forces to oppose any war policy in solidarity with the peace forces in Ukraine and Russia.