The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) strongly deplores and condemns the invasion of the sovereign state of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. The Russian Lifesaving Society (VOSVOD), which is a humanitarian and sport federation willing to help people rather than the opposite, also deeply deplores what is happening, beyond their will and desire.
As long as the invasion is not resolved peacefully:
- The ILS and the VOSVOD agree to temporarily put on hold their relationship.
- The VOSVOD will not participate in any ILS Event (being it meetings, conferences or championships) .
The ILS and VOSVOD agree that the VOSVOD will resume their normal relationship and participate in all ILS activities without any recourse, immediately after the current situation has been resolved.
The European Branch of ILS – the International Life Saving Federation (ILSE) supports the position of ILS. As long as the invasion is not resolved peacefully VOSVOD will not participate in any ILSE Event.