500 reports of attacks on Russian & Ukranians in Germany

16th March

Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has received at least 500 reports including vandalism, burning, broken windows, throwing bottles, paint thrown at premises, threats, harassment, verbal assaults, hoax anthrax threats

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Ukrainian researchers tell the world that Russians have no moral right to be scientists

14th March

Ukrainian scientists have issued the strongest calls for banning Russian researchers from journals. “Russian scientists have no moral right to retransmit any messages to the world scientific community,” says Olesia Vashchuk, the head of Ukraine’s Young Scientists Council at the Ministry of Education and Science, in two letters dated 1 March. The letters, to publisher Elsevier and citation database Clarivate, call for Russian journals to be removed from databases and for Russian scientists to be taken off journal editorial boards.

Else H (2022), Ukrainian researchers pressure journals to boycott Russian authors, Nature, https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-00718-y

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Cancelling Yuri Gagarin

3rd March 2022

In light of current world events, the 2022 Space Foundation Yuri’s Night is renamed “A Celebration of Space: Discover What’s Next.” The focus of this fundraising event remains the same – to celebrate human achievements in space while inspiring the next generation to reach for the stars

Space Foundation via RT,

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Ukraine asks to ban ATP World No 1 tennis player

28th February

On Sunday the Ukrainian Tennis Federation urged the sport’s governing body the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to immediately expel Russia and Belarus from the organisation and ban Russia from team and individual tournaments.

“Let (Medvedev) play on the ATP Tour but Grand Slams are ITF events and if you lose the possibility to play in Grand Slams he could never be world number one,” Kevlych said. “He shouldn’t play in the French Open, US Open and Wimbledon.

“I don’t care that Russia is the holder of the Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup. It would shame them when the holders are kicked out of these events.

“For Daniil to not represent the (Russian team) it’s not a big penalty for him but it’s a big shame for him. To represent a team with no flag, no anthem and no history in a team event, probably it would make him do the right thing.”

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