MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, JAKARTA – Muhammadiyah welcomed a visit from Ukrainian delegates on Tuesday morning (7/2) at the Muhammadiyah Office of Jakarta.
Welcomed by the Chairman of Muhammadiyah Syafiq Mughni and representatives of the Muhammadiyah International Relations and Cooperation Office, the meeting discussed the Russia-Ukraine conflict aftermath.
Syafiq Mughni offered his condolences to the victims of the invasion of Ukraine and other countries.
“Muhammadiyah opposes the occupation and strongly condemns the violation against international law. Many civilians were killed because of the invasion,” said Syafiq Mughni.
As the conflict response, Muhammadiyah offers collaboration with Ukrainian civil society in education, peace campaign, and interfaith dialog to uphold human rights.
Meanwhile, Alim Aliev, a journalist, human rights activist, and Deputy Director of the Institute of Ukraine, mentioned that the main victims of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine are Crimean Tatars killed, imprisoned, and accused of being terrorists.
The Crimean Tatars fought for their territorial sovereignty and recognition of identity, and a shared future. Alim expected that Islamic organizations in Ukraine could collaborate with Muhammadiyah to conduct programs for civilians as a conference on peace advocacy and education.
Besides, Prof. Olexiy Haran from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla wished Muhammadiyah, as a socio-religious movement, could play roles in a region with a majority of Muslims.
Prof. Olexiy hoped that Muhammadiyah and Indonesian Muslims could persuade Islamic Collaboration Organization (OKI) to cooperate with the Ukrainian people to conduct human rights forums.
Responding to them, a representative of the Muhammadiyah International Relations and Cooperation Office Yayah Khisbiyah said that Muhammadiyah had been engaged in peacebuilding and interfaith collaboration in conflict resolutions and humanitarian aid in Indonesia and overseas.