ACS public statement about Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2022 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) condemns the invasion of Ukraine and the violent and unprovoked war waged against its citizens. We stand in solidarity with the sovereign nation of Ukraine. Our thoughts go out to all those impacted by this war, including our staff and members in the region and those who have family and friends there.

As a scientific organization, our role is to advance chemistry, irrespective of local, national or international politics, and facilitate a peaceful and stable global scientific community. Science — the collaboration and the exchange of research and ideas — knows no geographic boundaries and only flourishes in environments where human rights are respected.

With the escalation of the war, however, we appreciate that there is a need to act in support of those being attacked and to hold the aggressors accountable. We are reaching out to our membership community in Ukraine to waive all dues and seek their advice for other ways we can support them. We are carefully assessing our operations and editorial policies to align with U.S. and international sanctions levied against Russia.

ACS is actively monitoring the situation in Ukraine and stands ready to support the chemistry enterprise as needed during this tragic time.

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