An open letter from the Ukrainian electronic music scene
On February 24 Russia launched a full scale invasion of Ukraine. Since then, Russia has been destroying Ukrainian cities and killing Ukrainian people. According to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, more than 2000 Ukrainian civilians have been killed during the first week of the war. The actions of the Russian government are so horrific, that on March 2 The International Criminal Court in The Hague has started an investigation of The Russian Federation’s war crimes.
Vladimir Putin’s threats of nuclear weapon use cannot leave anyone indifferent, regardless of nationality or country of residence. We, the representatives of the music community, see the actions of Russian promoters, DJs and artists, who keep on holding events and performing, while the military of their country is bombing our cities. We are also observing how our Russian colleagues, including those with the most status and the biggest platforms on an international level, express lack of concern and pretend not to notice the situation.
We, the representatives of the Ukrainian music community, are asking you to not stay aside, and to fight against Russian aggression together with us. We urge you to:
- Cancel all cooperation with Russian artists, promoters, clubs, organizations, who do not actively resist the actions of their government and do not explicitly take action to stop the Russian military invasion of Ukraine;
- Demand that every citizen of The Russian Federation takes to the streets to protests against the war in Ukraine, or resists silently by boycotting his/her job, and sabotaging Russia in any other possible way;
- Remove all representatives affiliated with the Russian state from the supervisory and advisory boards of your organizations;
- Refuse any donations, funding or sponsorship from Russian organizations and their affiliates based in other countries.
You can also support Ukraine in the following spheres:
If you are located in Ukraine, you can find ways to help → here
If you are located abroad, you can find ways to help → here
We are sincerely grateful to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and to every soldier, every volunteer, every activist, every person who helps to defend our home and fights for us to be able to live in freedom and peace.
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