We, the members of the Scientific Board of the ESHS, are greatly concerned about the escalating war in Ukraine. As an academic society committed to the values of reason and tolerance, we strongly believe that dialogue and diplomacy are the only legitimate means of resolving divergences among nations. Invading another country should never be an acceptable means of addressing concerns a country may have. We stand, together with other academic societies and scholarly organizations, and the academic world at large, in support of the suffering people of Ukraine. And we salute those courageous people in Russia, including some of our society members, who are protesting the military aggression of its government. The ESHS will do its best to alleviate the negative academic implications this conflict will have on the professional life of its members and will always strive for a plural and diversified community of historians of science.