SKIP vyjádřil svou podporu ukrajinským knihovníkům

Vedení SKIP dnes zaslalo ukrajinským knihovníkům dopis, v němž vyjádřilo svou podporu.

Ukrajinská vlajka

Úplné znění dopisu:

Czech librarians are with you

Dear colleagues, fellow librarians from Ukraine,

We have been following the scary situation in Ukraine for quite some time now, hoping that a peaceful solution would eventually be found. Unfortunately, yesterday morning's events put an abrupt end to any such hopes. Hardly anyone would imagine Russia really launching a full-scale invasion on an independent state of Ukraine, your home country.

It has bitterly reminded us about what happened in the early days of World War II (and, maybe more importantly, what had preceded the war) and led to the most devastating conflict in the history of mankind.

On behalf of the Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic, representing over 1,800 libraries and librarians from our country, we wish to let you know that you are not alone. We stand by you in your fight for freedom and regaining your nation's true independence.

Both the Czech president and government have strongly condemned the attack of Russian forces; our government has also provided and will provide a significant amount of money to procure humanitarian aid for Ukrainian people. Our Ministry of Interior has set up a dedicated web page and a helpline for Ukrainian citizens who may not feel safe in Ukraine anymore and may wish to come to our country ( Also, a number of charities (including the Czech Red Cross), universities and individuals have become involved in actively providing help.   We are with you at this moment and will continue to support your nation's independence and your right to live in peace instead of being subject to a military attack by your neighbouring country.

On behalf of the Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic

Roman Giebisch

Libuse Nivnicka

Vit Richter

Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic
Marianske namesti 190/5(
110 00 Prague, Czech Republic  

Z Ukrajiny obratem dorazila odpověď:

Dear colleagues,

Thank you so much for your letter.

We are strong together and the support of you, the library community, government and the people of  the Czech Republic are very valuable.

We highly appreciate it. It is greatly needed.

Oksana Brui, ULA President
Yaroslava Soshynska, ULA Executive Director

V neděli 27. 2. následovalo její doplnění:

Dear friends,
Thank you for your support! ❤️
It's very important for us!
We share your letter in our FB page

Thaks a lot!

Oksana Brui
President of Ukrainian Library Association
Library director of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute