Representative organization
Belarus Ministry for Emergency Situations
Vadzim Siniauski

March 2, 2022

CTIF, as a non-political organisation, condemns aggressive military action against all people. It further calls and requests all its Russian and Belarusian members to use whatever professional influence they may have with their Governments to cease military operations in Ukraine and to remind them of Article 48 of the Additional Protocol to the Geneva Convention 1949*; “to respect and protect civilians and first responders”.

In response to the ongoing armed conflict and humanitarian distress in Ukraine the CTIF Executive Committee, which earnestly wishes to see an end to this military conflict and encourages further dialogue towards peaceful resolution, has therefore sadly decided, until further notice, to suspend all cooperation and participation with members of the Russian Federation and Belarus.

Read CTIF´s full statement here