Statement concerning the war in Ukraine

issued by the European Thyroid Association Executive Committee and the Public Health Board

One month has passed since Russian President Vladimir Putin shattered the peace in Europe by invading Ukraine. We are witnessing unending suffering in Ukraine along with the anguish of nearly four million refugees and an increasing number of crimes against humanity. The European Thyroid Association (ETA) strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and expresses its full solidarity with the Ukraine population, demanding an immediate cessation of hostilities.

The ETA, as a medical and research Association, will undertake any effort, alone or in collaboration with affiliated societies, to send drugs and medical supplies to our colleagues in the war zones: we have specifically already discussed with our Corporate Members the delivery of endocrine drugs. We are also willing to donate funds to independent organizations committed to providing medical humanitarian assistance to people affected by the war.

March 2022.

On behalf of the Executive Committee and the Public Health Bord of the ETA
Leonidas Duntas
Secretary of the ETA

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