PDA Statement On Developments In Ukraine

Feb 24, 2022 | PDA News, Press Release

In solidarity with peace,

The PDA National Team


War Is Not The Answer



PDA strongly condemns the deployment of Russian troops into Ukraine and calls for an immediate withdrawal of all Russian military forces. NATO, the United States, and all parties need to work toward a negotiated peaceful solution to this crisis.

We have long opposed illegal and unilateral military interventions, including by our own U.S. government, as fundamental threats to world peace. Our hearts go out to all those threatened by this violence. This conflict has no military solution.

Pro-peace activists should press their US House and Senate members to call for diplomacy, not more military escalation.


  1. Daniel Skidmore-Hess

    I agree with many of the comments made here. We need to be 100% anti-war and also 100% supportive of the Ukrainian people’s right to self-determination.

  2. India Dennis

    Unless you’re willing to say that the American Revolution was wrong (and maybe you are), I think we need to press for peace, but also support the Ukrainians in their fight to protect their homeland, their families and their freedoms. Not to support them in their military response is to assure that Putin and his evil greed, land theft, oppression and murder will continue and triumph. Yes, “blessed are the peacemakers,” but it’s also a biblical teaching that “if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for the authority [of the state] does not bear the sword [i.e., an instrument of physical punishment] in vain.”

  3. ruth Strauss

    I strongly object to any more military intervention by the United States–this is for the Ukrainians to decide and possibly the Europeans–Ukraine should have the option to be neutral as in Finland. Biden’s actions have now forced an alliance between Russia and China which is the worst of all possible outcomes. GET OUT NOW unless you are part of a peacekeeping arrangements at a table such as the UN or other multipartisan talks.

  4. Kurt Bateman

    Wars are inherently wasteful and counter-productive. The resources squandered will never be recovered but plutocrats and oligarchs from all sides will profiteer off of the crisis. Congress must debate this!