The war waged by Russia against Ukraine and Europe is unacceptable. Our solidarity goes out to the Ukrainians and all other people affected by Russia's policy, which is contrary to international law.

As a festival of the arts, we also stand by all those whose freedom to create art has been taken away by the war.

The bloodshed must stop immediately. Peace, democratic rights, freedom of thought and cultural exchange must be restored as soon as possible.

A worldwide overview of peace demonstrations can be found at

#standwithukraine #leavenoonebehind