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Local and regional Alliance for Ukraine – Latest EU statements and news on the war in Ukraine

AEBR Resolution of 25 February 2022

(updated on 26 July 2022)

During its plenary session on 30 June 2022, the European Committee of the Regions and the associations of local and regional authorities launched an Alliance of Local and Regional Authorities for the Reconstruction of Ukraine. See the Concept note of the Alliance in English and in Ukrainian and the press release of the launch of the Alliance.

The war continues, but the expected Blitzkrieg seems to become a prolonged conflict that could also have very adverse effects on Putin’s regime (and the rest of Europe). Ukraine resists, and the international community is becoming more united in supporting the Ukrainian people and establishing sanctions against Russia and Russian interests.

Besides the humanitarian crisis, there are complicated components related to the economy, the European needs regarding energy, and geostrategic aspects, among others. Even the traditionally neutral Finland and Sweden are joining NATO.

We would also like to draw your attention to the CoR’s Info-Support Hub for Regions and Cities and the Cities4Cities initiative by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities at the Council of Europe. A similar initiative could be initiated by border or cross-border regions in Europe.

Every 2-3 weeks, major European associations of regions and municipalities meet under the coordination of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to coordinate efforts and get updated information through Ukrainian partners such as the Association of Ukrainian Cities, which will be 30 at the end of June. Besides coordinating support to Ukrainian cities and regions, there is a follow-up of abducted mayors whose whereabouts are still unknown.

News and statements by EU institutions:

 

Humanitarian aid website

Information for people fleeing the war

CoR’s Info-Support Hub for Regions and Cities

Cities4Cities initiative by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities at the Council of Europe

About disinformation: EUvsDisinfo

Lviv Media Forum

Publications

 

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