Reject a No-Fly Zone! Support Negotiations to End Russian Invasion!
While opposing U.S. and NATO actions which have been escalating the conflict, Brooklyn For Peace unconditionally condemns Russia’s brutal, illegal, and unjustified war against Ukraine, its independence and its people. The suffering and death and the targeting of the civilian population is most certainly a crime against humanity.
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its fourth tragic week, disasters continue to mount. While Ukrainian cities have been attacked, untold numbers of civilians as well as soldiers on both sides have died. There are over 2 million refugees. Meanwhile, although Congress said we didn’t have “enough” money to fund programs for public health measures to prevent further waves of COVID-19, it approved another $7 billion in military aid for Ukraine–weapons, military supplies, and money.
Ukraine’s President Zelensky spoke to Congress on Wednesday, asking the U.S. to establish a “no-fly zone” in Ukraine. But the consequences for the world could be disastrous. We urgently need to reject a No-Fly Zone!
The danger of a wider, more devastating war is very real and the specter of that developing into nuclear conflict has ceased to be a remote possibility. Only diplomacy with willingness to compromise, and no further escalation of military action, can stop this disastrous war. We need an immediate ceasefire, withdrawal of Russian troops, agreement that NATO will not expand further, and recognition on all sides of Ukraine as a neutral country.
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Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121
Call Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and your Representative. Urge them to reject efforts to call for a No-Fly Zone which can only lead to a dangerous escalation.
Resources should go to humanitarian aid for refugees, from Ukraine as well as elsewhere, not to the military-industrial complex.