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GÉANT Association Statement on the Russian Aggression

At the heart of all scientific collaboration are open lines of communication. At GÉANT, we are proud of our European and international connectivity reach supporting research, education, and innovation across Europe and internationally.

And, at all times, it is important to us to keep connectivity with our partner Research and Education Networks alive. This means that we closely monitor our connectivity to make sure that it is not misused for cyber-attacks or other online threats.

However, our neutrality ends when our partners in Ukraine shelter for their lives.

We support Ukrainian Research and Education and our partner, URAN. And we condemn Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. This war is a violation of international law, of modern democracy, and a crime against the free Ukrainian nation.

Following the European Parliament Resolution of 01 March 2022 (2022/2564(RSP)) we have stopped peering with Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy (KIAE) in Russia. This excludes scientists at KIAE from participating in LHCONE, one of the largest research infrastructures involving Russia, until further notice.

The GÉANT Association, its Board of Directors, and the consortium of European NRENs are standing united with the Ukrainian NREN, URAN, and the people of Ukraine.

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