Statement by Pacific Elders’ Voice on the Invasion of Ukraine

We the Pacific Elders Voice strongly and unconditionally condemn the invasion of the Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

All nations must respect the sovereign integrity of other nations and to always seek peaceful means to solving differences without contest or military conquest.

This invasion will only exacerbate military tensions in the region and are likely to cause economic disruptions to the people of the Pacific.

We are deeply concerned that this invasion heightens the risk of nuclear war.

We ask that all Pacific Island countries hold a special day of prayer for peace. We ask that all faiths within our region pray together and hold a day of fasting and reflection on the injustice that is being perpetrated on the people of Ukraine. We pray for peace and for all those who are being persecuted for their stance on peace.

This is a collective statement from Pacific Elders’ Voice. For further information, please contact us.

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