Manifesto of Russian feminists against the war
As Russian citizens and feminists, we condemn this war. Feminism as a political force cannot be on the side of a war of aggression and military occupation. The feminist movement in Russia fights for the weakest and for the development of a just society with equal opportunities and prospects, in which there can be no room for violence and military conflict.
On 24 February, at around 5:30 a.m. Moscow time, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "special operation" on the territory of Ukraine to "denazify" and "demilitarise" this sovereign state. This operation had been in preparation for a long time. For several months, Russian troops had been moving to the border with Ukraine, but the authorities of our country denied any possibility of a military attack. We now know that this was a lie. Russia has declared war on its neighbours. [...]