War in Ukraine

Map of Ukraine with its most important cities

International IDEA condemns the invasion of Ukraine and works in collaboration with its Member States and other organizations to achieve peace and protect democracy. 

This page gives links to International IDEA´s research and analysis on democracy in the region, including policy briefs, opinion pieces from our experts, podcasts, webinars, and our flagship Global State of Democracy indices on European nations.

Read more

Statements

Soldier wiht a weapon in the hands

International IDEA condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Today will live in infamy. A few hours ago, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, launched an unprovoked war against Ukraine, a sovereign nation and a democracy.

Video statement on Ukraine war by International IDEA Secretary-General

Video statement on Ukraine war by International IDEA Secretary-General

As Russian threat to Ukraine grows, it is more important than ever that democracies stand together.

The Global Democracy Coalition’s Statement in Support of Ukraine

The Global Democracy Coalition’s Statement in Support of Ukraine

Nearly 50 democracy organizations from around the world #StandWithUkraine.

Events, articles and publications

Jun 23 2022
Article
Democratic Reforms for Ukraine's EU Integration: Dialogue with Leading Reformers
Democratic Reforms for Ukraine's EU Integration: Dialogue with Leading Reformers
Jun 03 2022
Publication
Russia´s war against Ukraine:implications for democracy and democracy assistance in Armenia, Georgia and Moldova
Russia´s war against Ukraine:implications for democracy and democracy assistance in Armenia, Georgia and Moldova
May 19 2022
Article
Building Global Support for Ukraine: Debt and Democracy
Building Global Support for Ukraine: Debt and Democracy
May 13 2022
Article
Building Global Support for Ukraine: Borders and Migration
Building Global Support for Ukraine: Borders and Migration
May 10 2022
Article
Building Global Support for Ukraine: the Question of Development Aid
Building Global Support for Ukraine: the Question of Development Aid
Apr 19 2022
Article
Of words and war: Freedom of speech on social media during ‘wartime’
Of words and war: Freedom of speech on social media during ‘wartime’

Multimedia

Sam Van der Staak interview with TVC News, Nigeria
Sam Van der Staak interview with TVC News, Nigeria
Play

Contacts

SAM VAN DER STAAK, Head of Programme, Regional Europe

SAM VAN DER STAAK, Head of Programme, Regional Europe

Expertise: Europe, impact of the coronavirus pandemic within European Union, state of democracy in Europe

Languages: Dutch, English

See more information about our experts available for interviews.  

 

 

ALISTAIR SCRUTTON, Head of Communications

ALISTAIR SCRUTTON, Head of Communications

Contact the Head of Communications for all press inquiries.

Tel: +46 707 211 098 / Email:  a.scrutton@idea.int