EAVP statement on the war in Ukraine
The European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists stands with our Ukrainian colleagues at this difficult time. We are appalled by the loss of life and the destruction of Ukraine’s heritage. The EAVP was itself formed as an action against xenophobic attitudes and behaviours within the scientific community, uniting across former Cold War countries to make vertebrate palaeontological discourse at our meetings as accessible as possible. Science requires mutual respect and trust, thus we roundly condemn states that conduct military incursions into sovereign nations, and express solidarity with our kindred Russian scientists who share this view.