Poster for the Russian CO Movement statement

Statement of the Movement of Conscientious Objectors (Russia) for the International Conscientious Objection Day

Dear conscientious objectors to military service, today we mark our CO day while war is being waged.

A poster calling for peace in Russian and Ukranian

Ukrainian Pacifists: War is a crime against humanity

On April 17, 2022, Ukrainian pacifists adopted a statement reposted here, together with an interview with Yurii Sheliazhenko, executive secretary of the movement.

Stop the War placard at an antiwar protest against the war in Ukraine

Russia: Protests against the war

In this article, the Movement of Conscientious Objectors in Russia (Движение сознательных отказчиков) explains ongoing anti-war protests in Russia. WRI stands in solidarity with all nonviolent protesters resisting the ongoing war in Ukraine inside and outside Russia. 

PRO ASYL and Connection e.V. logos

Resolution of German parliament raises hopes for Russian deserters that will not be fulfilled

The current restrictive recognition practice of German authorities for deserters prevents them from receiving protection here. In order for the resolution of German parliament of April 28, 2022, to take effect, the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the BAMF must now immediately change their practices, PRO ASYL and Connection e.V. demand.