Our students are dying under Russian shelling! The Russians are shooting at the students who were on their way to visit their relatives! Our students do not see their parents! Our students go to fight and fight for UKRAINE!
Why do students have to die under fire on buses? Why should students take up arms? Why does humanitarian law not work? What is working now????
We are ordinary law students of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Kharkiv. Just four days ago, we were planning our future and attending classes. We were organizing events and developing the legal community in Kharkiv. I was dreaming of becoming an attorney. I wanted to become a prosecutor. My dream was to be a judge аnd I wanted to be a politician. But now we all are dreaming that the war in our country is over! On February 24, the Russian government seriously violated international law, moral and human values аnd started a terrible war in Ukraine. Today, we are not thinking about exams, tests, and our future career. Today, we only want to live! Russia, stop bombing our cities. Stop killing children and destroying hospitals. Broadcasting fakes аnd arranging provocations. Ukraine is on fire! We want to go home to our parents. But not to sleep in bomb shelters. We want to build a progressive country. But not to be terrified that tomorrow our loved ones will be killed. Please, World, don’t be silent!
STUDENTS, HELP SPREAD THE TRUTH AND STOP RUSSIAN AGGRESSION!
We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. (Preamble of The United Nations Charter). The Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members (Art 2 of The United Nations Charter). All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations (Art.2 of of The United Nations Charter).
Ukraine joined the Charter on October 24, 1945.
Russian Federation joined the Charter on October 24, 1945.
Russian Federation invaded to Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
The International Humanitarian Law relating to international armed conflicts applies to all cases of declared war or of any other armed conflict which may arise between two or more of the High Contracting Parties (Art 2 of The First Geneva Convection).
PLEASE, STOP THE WAR!