15 March 2022 

Optica Stands with Ukraine 

Optica strongly condemns the invasion of Ukraine ordered by the Government of the Russian Federation.  As a global society of scientists, engineers, business leaders, policymakers, researchers, educators and students, we call for an immediate end to the atrocities committed against the Ukrainian people.  We remain engaged with our community in Ukraine and those who have been forced to emigrate and will continue to support them with our relief efforts. We stand with all those who oppose this war, including those in the Russian scientific community who have bravely raised their voices despite great personal risk. We recognize the dignity of the Ukrainian people and value Ukrainian contributions as part of the the fabric of our community. We continue to urge for a united global response to end this senseless destruction of life, property and heritage. 

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Updated 05/24/2022