Richard Branson, Jeff Skoll, and many other prominent Russian, Ukrainian, and international business leaders are calling for a peaceful end to the conflict in Ukraine. Join them by signing the petition below.
More than 2,000 people have lost their lives in the ongoing conflict, and many more are suffering. As Branson said in his blog, the dismantling of the Berlin War and end of the Cold War was “one of the greatest moments of our lives.” In a world that is more interconnected and transparent than ever, let’s raise our voices and call for a peaceful end to this conflict and for the right of all human beings to live in peace.
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To: Global Leaders
The devastating loss of nearly 300 lives in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the continued bloodshed that has killed more than 2,000 people on the ground in Ukraine have caused unimaginable suffering. Nearly a quarter of a century after the end of the Cold War, it looks like we are entering a new era marked by deteriorating relations and armed confrontation. This is not the world that any of us envisioned.
Already, citizens and economies on either side have been affected. As the world becomes more interconnected, we have an opportunity to advance peaceful solutions that will bring about a better future for all.
We call on our global leaders to be bold and brave and collaborate for the greater good. We urge you to ensure that the differences in Ukraine are resolved peacefully, through dialogue and diplomacy, and with respect for the right of all human beings to live in peace.
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