Dear friends!

For us, encounters, exchange, dialogue as well as negotiation and collaboration are key principles for shaping the future – always! But today we have to cope with aggression and attacks.

Our thoughts are with our partners, colleagues and friends in Ukraine. We are very concerned about their lives and well-being. We condemn and reject any aggression and violence – for whatever reason.

At the same time, we are thinking of our friends and colleagues in Russia. Unlike Putin, they have no doubt that Ukraine is a sovereign country – and will always be. 

We need an immediate end of violence and a serious willingness to de-escalate.