Address of Ukrainian guides to colleagues around the world, to World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations. (WFTGA) and FEG Tourist Guides
On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation launched a full-scale invasion of the territory of independent sovereign Ukraine.
Today, Russian troops are killing civilians, destroying infrastructure, homes, hospitals, cultural heritage sites, museums and monuments.
Russia has turned our country into the site of the greatest tragedy of the 21st century. To kill civilians, the Russian regular army uses ballistic missiles, vacuum bombs, cruise missiles, and multiple launch rocket systems.
Today, on 1st of March, Belarusian troops joined the Russian invaders.
They are killing civilians, children and women, destroying infrastructure and destroying unique cultural and material heritage sites.
Thousands of our citizens became refugees at the same time.
Evidence of the destruction, murder and genocide of the Ukrainian people, the heroic defense of our country against the occupiers initiated the unanimous support of the whole world.
This is Russia's war not only against Ukraine. This is Russia's war against the entire civilized world.
Many institutions, including international sports organizations, cultural institutions, educational, tourism and other communities, have expressed their unanimous support for the Ukrainian people.
We urge you:
- join the support of Ukrainians in the fight against Russia and make an official statement in support of Ukraine and its citizens
- to exclude from your membership organizations from the occupying countries: Russia and Belarus