Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
“APLU and the public university community strongly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its continued misinformation campaign to justify its attack on a free, independent, and democratic nation. We are concerned for the safety and welfare of the Ukrainian people and Ukraine’s higher education community.
“APLU member universities engage with their Ukrainian colleagues in academic and scientific research, student and scholar exchange, and the advancement of the democratic ideals of free speech and inquiry. Today we are concerned not only for our Ukrainian colleagues, but the very preservation of these democratic ideals.
“Russia’s attack on Ukraine is an attack on democracy and a threat to Ukraine’s higher education community. As North America’s oldest higher education association, we stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its academic community.”