Solidarity with Ukraine
The FCI has announced a fund for donations to help Ukrainian Breeders and Dogs
The FCI and its General Committee officially condemn the invasion of Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation. This conflict and aggression cannot leave anybody indifferent and we all feel concerned, sad, and angry. The situation has led the FCI General Committee to hold an extraordinary meeting on Sunday, 27 February 2022.
In order to give the opportunity to our Members/Contract Partners and any other persons to express their solidarity and help towards the Ukrainian people, their dog lovers/breeders/keepers, the FCI will open a bank account, specially for this purpose, where all donations are welcome and will be forwarded, with full transparency, to help the Ukrainian Kennel Union (UKU) and the Ukrainian breeders badly affected by the war and in serious need, living either in Ukraine or having fled to neighboring countries.
Any amount and donation will be welcome and will be used entirely and solely for the above purpose, in full transparency.
Details of the account:FCI – Solidarity with Ukraine
IBAN BE67 7320 6383 9387
Account number: 732-0638393-87CBC BANQUE ET ASSURANCE
Avenue Albert 1er, 60
5000 - NAMUR
Thank you all for your support and sense of solidarity with the Ukrainian people!
The FCI General Committee members:
Dr T.Jakkel, FCI President
G.Jipping, FCI Vice-President
B.Müller, FCI Treasurer
J.Hindse, President of the FCI Europe Section
JL.Payro, President of the FCI Americas and Carribbean Section
D.Santos, President of the FCI Asia, Africa and Oceania Section
A Message from the Board ...
The Board of the ILU supports the recent statement by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and condemns the invasion of Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation. This conflict and aggression cannot leave anybody indifferent and we all feel concerned, sad and angry.
The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Army has also put entire families of our dog community in complete distress. This war has placed our breeders and their dogs at great risk, directly threatening their welfare and their lives. Many have had to flee, others are surviving in precarious conditions, hiding in shelters where food and basic commodities are becoming very scarce. Yet, in these terrible and trying times, they have not abandoned their dogs!
In addition, the Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (VDH) strongly condemns the further escalation of violence against the Ukrainian population. Due to the participation of Belarus in this anti-national invasion initiated by Russia, all Exhibitors and Athletes from Russia and Belarus are excluded from VDH exhibitions, exams and sports events.
The German Leonberger Club (DCLH) has affirmed that these rules will apply to the forthcoming Leonberger World Show to be held in Leonberg in 2022 and that all Russian and Belorussian resident Leonberger owners will be excluded from this event.
The board of the ILU welcomes and supports the decisions by the FCI, the VDH and the DCLH.