European support of Ukrainian chess

by ChessBase
3/8/2022 – Last week the European Chess Union strongly condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the involvement of Belarus and expressed its solidarity and support for the Ukrainian people. With immediate effect, and acting within its constitutional powers, the ECU suspended the Russian and Belarusian Chess Federations. They also appealed for wide-spread support for their efforts. Now they are pleased to announce the first very kind offers (reaching them) of support and solidarity to Ukrainian Chess friends.

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Decisions and main information from the ECU Board extraordinary meeting

ECU Board extraordinary session. The Board of European Chess Union met in extraordinary session to discuss the situation in Ukraine and appropriate measures.

We published the first part of the ECU announcement last Thursday. In it, the Board of the European Chess Union strongly condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the involvement of Belarus, and expressed its solidarity and support for the Ukrainian people. The ECU has set up a special communication channel for any person or entity willing to assist the Ukrainian #Chess Community. For this purpose, the special hashtag #supportUkraineChess was established.

The ECU is pleased to announce and forward the first very kind offers (reaching them) of support and solidarity to Ukrainian Chess friends:

GIJON 64 CHESS CLUB, situated in the north of Spain is ready to receive a Chess family from Ukraine in Gijon, offering hospitality and training with the assistance of GMs. Please contact: Francisco Javier Iglesias Leon GATITO1972@hotmail.com

UPPSALA SWEDEN CHESS ACADEMY offers to Ukrainian players/families training for young people, arranging tournaments in Uppsala or just offering a place to stay until the war will end. Please contact: Carl Fredrik Johansson cfj@gambit.se

FRENCH CHESS FEDERATION is setting up a specific call to help for Ukrainian Chess friends and not only. Please contact solidariteukraine@ffechecs.fr, the Fédération Française des Echecs will do everything in its power to help those in need.

PORTUGUESE CHESS FEDERATION Federação Portuguesa de Xadrez is ready to welcome and accommodate young players, trainers from Ukraine and assist them play tournaments or coaching. Please contact: fpx@fpx.pt

THE CHESS COMMUNITY IN VIENNA can accommodate some refugees, alone, as a couple or with family. Ukrainian speakers are there to assist. Please contact Stefan Löffler on sl@chesstech.org

GERMAN CHESS FEDERATION supports Ukrainian chess players fleeing to Germany. Write an email to ukrainehilfe@schachbund.de for more information.


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