In response to the news that Russian troops have entered Ukraine, CND General Secretary Kate Hudson condemned the invasion and warned of the increased threat of nuclear war:

“Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine: the country is paying a heavy economic and human price for this conflict. But this conflict also presents a much wider threat: the existential threat of a nuclear war between the United States and Russia.

“The US and Russia have almost 12,000 nuclear weapons between them—some are 3,000 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb. The possibility of nuclear war is the greatest for many decades.

“We urge our government to get all parties to the negotiating table, to secure Russian troop withdrawal, to make the Minsk agreements work and call a halt to NATO expansion.

“There is no possibility whatsoever that war will resolve these complex problems, and it might end with the destruction of humanity. Only dialogue and openness to the concerns of others will make a difference. This is where government efforts must be focused.”

CND is calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to end the bellicose rhetoric and work to bring all parties to the negotiating table. CND members will be lobbying the Prime Minister online.

You can also stand against war by joining us on Saturday, February 26th, for an emergency international online rally, calling for the withdrawal of Russian troops and no more NATO expansion. Register for the event here.