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Action of the week

Ukraine – Children Are Innocent Victims of Russian Aggression

The NEU has condemned reports that 136 children have been killed in Ukraine since the start of Russia's invasion.

Ukrainian authorities have reported that 64 children have been killed in the Kyiv region, and a further 50 children have died in the Donetsk region. Additionally, 199 children have been wounded, said Ukrainian officials.

Commenting on the news, Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretaries of the NEU said: “The tragic deaths of innocent Ukrainian children on such a large scale are shocking and distressing. Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine immediately and end its unjustifiable war.  The killing of innocent civilians is a war crime. The NEU stands in solidarity with the children, educators and the people of Ukraine.”

The NEU is supporting the Education International (EI) urgent action appeal in support of our trade union colleagues from Ukraine in the TUESWU and the VPONU education unions. NEU members and Districts are asked to contribute financial assistance to help TUESWU and VPONU members who are in still in Ukraine or who have been forced to flee the country and are now refugees.

Please send your contributions to the following account:
Education International
ING Bank 24
Avenue Marnix, 1000 Brussels
Belgium Account number: 310-1006170-75
IBAN code: BE05 3101 0061 7075
Swift code: BBRUBEBB

Please use the reference: TUESWU and VPONU.

The NEU also supports the EI Declaration Schools Shall be Safe Sanctuaries and the right for students, teachers and education support personnel, as well as schools and education institutions to be protected from violent political and military attack.