ESSAT (European Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract) stands in solidarity with Ukraine and calls for an immediate stop of the war.

We, the four surgical societies of UEG, condemn the aggression in Ukraine by the Russian army, the ongoing invasion and the violence against civilians and health facilities. Ukraine has our unwavering support, and we wholly acknowledge, empathise with, and extend our heart to the country’s victims, including our peers and colleagues.

We will do everything within our power to support and help those in need. We address our community and now call upon them to stand together to aid in any possible way with bringing an end to this war.