Anti-war declaration
Open Letter


Anti-war declaration of members of the Olympic Movement and the international sports family

We, members of the Olympic Movement and the international sports family, stand for the immediate cessation of the aggression unleashed by the Russian Federation against Ukraine using the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

This war destroys Ukrainian cities, kills thousands of civilians and hundreds of children, millions of people become refugees. The security of the entire European region and even the world is under threat. There is no justification for this.

We stand for an international investigation and prosecution of all those responsible for international war crimes and crimes against humanity.

We demand the cessation of military actions against Ukraine, withdrawal of troops from its territory and from the territory of Belarus.

We recognize the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and support the sovereignty of Belarus.

The Olympic Truce must be restored.

Glory to Ukraine!
Live Belarus!

representatives of sports
signed the Anti-war Declaration


The main goals of the BSSF are to protect rights of athletes against discrimination and promote human rights, freedom and democratic values through sport.

The Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation (BSSF) was founded in August 2020 in response to mass repressions against athletes in Belarus.

The BSSF provides financial, organizational and legal support to Belarusian athletes and sports specialists who suffered for openly expressing their civic stance.