Dear Mr. President of ESHRE!
On behalf of the Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine, we would like to inform you (in case you do not know) that Ukraine has now become an object of aggression by Russia. The reasons for this war are not clear to anyone. Russian planes bomb Kyiv, Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities. Civilians, hospitals and maternity hospitals are being attacked. At night Russian bomb hit the Zhytomyr perinatal center, this afternoon the Mariupol maternity hospital. We are constantly in hospitals, with patients and our colleagues whom we cannot leave.
We believe that being in the same professional organization with the representatives of the aggressor country is a manifestation of disrespect for our people and unsuitable for us and our colleagues for ethical reasons. Therefore, on behalf of the Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine, we demand an IMMEDIATE DECISION TO FULLY EXCLUDE ALL REPRESENTATIVES OF RUSSIA FROM ESHRE. Now is not the time to show your European tolerance, because no one wants the next victims of Russia to be the Baltic countries, Poland, the Czech Republic and other European countries, and that bombs and missiles fall on your cities and villages.
In case of your refusal at our request, we personally leave your organization and will call on all Ukrainian colleagues to do so.
The letter is not very long, because we write it under the explosions of bombs, missiles, shells, air alarms.
President of the Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine Oleksandr Yuzko
Vice-President of the Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine Valery Zukin