Open Letter to the Russian Ambassador and Consuls General to the USA

April 18, 2022

Anatoly Antonov – Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States of America

Alexander K. Zakharov – Russian Consulate, Houston

Consul General Sergei K. Ovsyannikov – Russian Consulate, New York

Consul General Sergey V. Petrov – Russian Consulate, San Francisco

Dear Ambassador and Consuls General,

The Russian government’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered a human rights, humanitarian, and displacement crisis that has the makings of the worst catastrophe in recent European history.

Amidst this aggression, your silence speaks volumes. 

Amnesty International and its 10 million members, supporters and activists implore you to leverage your power to stop Russian military aggression against Ukrainian civilians and end the government of Russia’s war on Ukraine. 

Russian military forces must stop attacking civilians and civilian objects. They must stop carrying out indiscriminate attacks and preventing journalists from carrying out their work. The government of Russia must stop violating human rights and arresting people in Russia who are peacefully protesting the war.

The invasion of Ukraine is a manifest violation of the United Nations Charter, and an act of aggression that is a crime under international law. All those involved in this crime must be held accountable. 

Amnesty International is gathering evidence of violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. We are encouraging the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to investigate them as war crimes. 

We will not stop until there is an end to further escalation. We will not stop until there is justice for survivors and victims.

We are watching your actions, and we urge you to demand an end to the war immediately.

Sincerely,

Paul O’Brien
Executive Director
Amnesty International USA

Anatoly Antonov
Ambassador of the Russian Federation
to the United States of America
Embassy of Russia to the USA
2650 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 2985700 & (202) 939-8907 
Fax: (202) 298-5735
Email: [email protected] & [email protected]
Twitter: @RussiaInUSA

Alexander K. Zakharov
Russian Consulate, Houston
1333 West Loop South, Ste.1300, Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 337-3300
Fax: (713) 337-3305
Email: [email protected]

Consul General Sergei K. Ovsyannikov
Russian Consulate, New York
9 East 91 Street, New York, NY 10128
Phone:(212) 534-3782; (212) 348-0750
Fax:(212) 831-9162
Email: [email protected]

Consul General Sergey V. Petrov
Russian Consulate, San Francisco
2790 Green St., San Francisco, CA., 94123
Phone: (415) 928-6878
Fax: (415) 929-0306
Email: [email protected]