Universities Research Association condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and expresses its deep concern and strong support for the people of Ukraine. Ukraine’s vibrant scientific research community and its scientific facilities are experiencing catastrophic damage, and thousands of Ukrainian scientists have fled the country. URA stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian science communities and all those whose safety, homes, families, and careers have been jeopardized by the violence.

US university and educational organizations have urged the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security to expedite accommodating actions, including temporary exceptions to visa rules, so that Ukrainian scholars and researchers in the United States are able to remain safely and legally in this country until it is safe to return to Ukraine, to expedite refugee status and processing, and to support mechanisms for rapid hiring and enrollment of Ukrainian students and researchers by US universities and research institutions.

https://aps.org/programs/international/upload/Multi-society-STEM-Letter-Ukraine-support.pdf