Following the military invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, the Supervisory Board of the COB has decided to release the following statement:
- The COB strongly condemn the attack perpetrated by the Russian Federation against the sovereign and independent territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders, in violation of Article 2 (4) of the UN Charter.
- The solidarity of the COB is with all people who are exposed to the permanent risk of dying, starving, being displaced or having to escape in the course of this act which is in violation of international law.
- The COB urge the immediate peaceful resolution of the war through political dialogue, negotiations, mediation and other peaceful means.
- The COB are constantly monitoring and considering the consequences of the hostilities on the proper functioning of the Green Card system.