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04 March 2022, 12pm

Statement by AIMS

Ukraine

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There are moments in life where the word neutral loses its meaning. This is what is currently happening in Ukraine. It is impossible to remain neutral as by doing so we would contribute to accepting what is being done there.

The facts are simple: a powerful country invades one of its neighbors, destroying everything around whether material or human, and shows the worst face of human nature that we all thought belonged to the past. There is no way to witness this and remain neutral.

This is why our Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) joins the unanimous movement condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. At the same time we acknowledge and admire the efforts of many Russian citizens who put their own lives in danger when trying to protest at the disastrous actions taken by their government.

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