Beth Nahrin National Council condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine and calls for ending the war

BETH NAHRIN — The Beth Nahrin National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB) issued a statement to public opinion condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine and calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities.

The MUB statement reads as follows:

“On 24 February, the Russian Army launched a large-scale attack on Ukraine, in a clear violation of United Nations laws and human rights principles. The Russian invasion of Ukraine had negative repercussions on various countries of the world and led to a new human tragedy, especially with the possibility of using nuclear weapons.

The Russian invasion targeted in the first place the will of the Ukrainian people who want to live in a free democratic regime. This unprecedented escalation could lead to the outbreak of World War III. Christian peoples living in the Middle East have previously been subjected, for several reasons, to ethnic genocides that almost annihilated their presence in the region. The magnitude of losses caused by those genocides cannot be easily compensated or remedied, since the most affected victims were the oppressed, children, women, and the poor who seek peace. Thus, the Russian-Ukrainian war, which plunged the world into political, national and cultural strife, has successively affected our Syriac (Aramean– Assyrian–Chaldean) people as well.

We condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and genocide committed against civilians there. We call for a sustainable solution to this crisis through peace tracks.

We also call on the Syriac people in the homeland and diaspora to preserve their national and patriotic will, represented in the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria, and preserve their social, cultural and national values ​​in Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia).”