As part of the international network of Aspen Institutes around the world, Aspen Institute Romania strives to promote a free, just, and equitable society. The illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russia threatens that vision and the values we hold dear. We stand with our Ukrainian friends, colleagues, fellows & alumni, and the Aspen Institute Kyiv community at large, and support their right to live peacefully in a sovereign, free country without the threat of coercion. Today, we join those calling for Russia to end its aggression in Ukraine and withdraw its troops immediately.