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Russian doctors, nurses, and paramedics demand an end to hostilities in Ukraine

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o535 (Published 01 March 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o535

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Ukraine invasion: Russian doctors urge Putin to cease hostilities

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Re: Russian doctors, nurses, and paramedics demand an end to hostilities in Ukraine

Dear Editor

We share the thoughts of our Russian colleagues and as Pediatricians we would like to add the following:

We have dedicated our lives to the younger, the more fragile, the more vulnerable. We got up at night to visit them, we are always present in their lives, in the lives of the families of the patients we care about. It's a sad moment, but we would like us to remember that each of us, we doctors more than others, and we pediatricians perhaps more than other doctors, have a minimal, but significant responsibility in righting, even in our own small way, the history of our time and becoming part, therefore, of the history of the world.

A World that, we hope, may review Peaceful days again.
Let's stop this War !!
Let's try to give a chance to Peace.
We really hope that we will be able to meet together one day.

Best regards

Competing interests: No competing interests

02 March 2022
GIOVANNI SIMEONE
Primary Care Pediatrician
Dr FEDERICO MARCHETTI - Department of Pediatrics - RAVENNA (ITALY) -federico.marchetti@auslromagna.it
National Health Service
Brindisi, Italy