The Presidium of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences stands strongly behind the sovereignty of every nation, which includes the right to make its own security choices. It condemns the Russian war launched on the democratic state of Ukraine. It is an unprovoqued attack which has been carried out in clear conflict with the principles of international law. Attacks on civil population and hospitals are totally unacceptable and Russia has for long time gravely condemned itself in the eyes of the world. The Russian war should cease immediately and the Russian military forces have to leave the territory of Ukraine without further delay.