FISU strongly condemns the conflict in Ukraine, which is incompatible with the goal of a better world through peaceful sporting competition.

FISU is calling for dialogue and for peace.

FISU expresses its deepest concern for all those in the Ukrainian university sports community, their friends, families, colleagues and all Ukrainian people.

Following a meeting of the FISU Executive Committee today, FISU has withdrawn the FISU University World Cup Powerlifting from Moscow, the FISU University World Cup Rugby Sevens from Kazan, and the FISU World University Championship Waterski & Wakeboard from Belarus.

FISU will continue to closely monitor the situation before making further decisions.

If it is possible to reallocate and reschedule the hosting of these events, FISU will make further announcements in due course.