All of the ResBios team were holding their breath and hoping for the best last week, but when Russian troops crossed Ukraine’s borders on Thursday 24th of February, words cannot describe how saddened we all were. So now, our thoughts go out to all the people of Ukraine, as well as to our friends and ResBios colleagues at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Over the past three years, it has been our pleasure working alongside our Ukrainian friends, and there is nothing more we could hope for more than a swift resolution to this conflict, and an opportunity to see our friends, their families, and their fellow citizens safe and well.
The European Union was created to help heal old wounds, and to try to ensure that the atrocities of the past do not repeat themselves, and EU projects such as ResBios and countless others, help to cement these bonds of friendships and sense of collaboration, and to help improve the world for the better. And although a sad cloud has settled over the EU, we hope that we can all Ukraine weather the storm and come out the other side. And over the weekend we saw people all across Europe,coming together to make their voices heard and to speak out for the people of Ukraine, with protests even being held in St Petersburg.
These last couple of years have been difficult for all of us, but the trials are not yet over. We must all continue to stand together and make sure that we do whatever we can to help bring this to a peaceful conclusion, as soon as possible.
We hope for the best and we will continue to strive to do whatever we can to help, and like the rest of the EU, we hope to see our friends safe and sound, very soon!