The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) has released an open letter addressing the war in Ukraine on the 75th anniversary of the February 28 massacre, which was an anti-government uprising met with violent suppression in Taiwan.

“Knowing full well from experience that authoritarian governments and dictators do not represent the hearts of its people”, PCT prayed for those in Russia who bravely protested on the streets, and denounced the attack as a “total contradiction and violation of international law, the UN charter and basic human rights”.

In the statement, it also expressed its deep concern and prayers for Ukrainian residents, adding its voice to Christians around the world urging governments to “pursue diplomatic channels to ensure a credible and sustainable peace process comes to fruition”.