Home/News/Přinášíme odpověď předsedy ICOM Rusko Vladimíra Tolstoje na výzvu vedení ICOMu o informace k situaci na Ukrajině. ICOM Rusko mimo jiné doufá, že nastalá situace nezpůsobí problémy v profesních vztazích s Ukrajinou.
 

Přinášíme odpověď předsedy ICOM Rusko Vladimíra Tolstoje na výzvu vedení ICOMu o informace k situaci na Ukrajině. ICOM Rusko mimo jiné doufá, že nastalá situace nezpůsobí problémy v profesních vztazích s Ukrajinou.

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Dear Dr. Hans-Martin Hinz,
Dear colleagues,
Thank you very much for your concerned letter.
Russian  Committee  of  the  International  Council  of  Museums  is  a  non-
governmental organization that works according to the National and International law, ICOM Statutes and ICOM code of ethics for museums.
As well as our colleagues from ICOM Ukraine, ICOM and ICBS we would like
to  express  our  concern  regarding  protection  of  the  cultural  and  natural  heritage  in Ukraine. We would also like to point out that cultural heritage should not be used to escalate tension. We would like to underline that in our point of view all controversies should  be  resolved  only  by  negotiations  and  according  to  International  law.  Both ICOM  Russia  and  ICOM  Ukraine  should  make  all  possible  efforts  to  prevent development of the conflict, because one of our main aims is to preserve the heritage, institutions  that  keep  it  and  the  people  who  care  for  it.  We  would  like  to  thank  all countries and organizations that are alarmed with this situation and we hope that all these circumstances will not influence our professional relationships and connections with colleagues from Ukraine and other countries. 
ICOM Russia is ready to be a part of the international work group that could
monitor the situation in the sphere of cultural heritage preservation, if there is a need for this. However, we hope that this difficult situation will be resolved soon and we will be able to continue working with our colleagues and friends from Ukraine.
ICOM Russia would like to confirm that all international meetings, conferences
and workshops that have been planned for this year in different parts of Russia will be held exactly on time and in accordance with the previous agreements and plans. The situation we have just faced has shown us how fragile peace is, and this, I believe, could be an issue to discuss during our meetings. 
With best regards, 

Vladimir Tolstoy,
ICOM Russia President,
Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation on culture and arts