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28Feb

Margaret Atwood joins writers condemning Russian invasion of Ukraine

The author was among more than 1,000 signatories to an open letter by PEN International saying there ‘can be no free and safe Europe without a free and independent Ukraine’

Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood and Tsitsi Dangarembga are among more than 1,000 writers from around the world who have condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and expressed their solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

The open letter, released by literary and free expression organisation PEN International, is addressed to writers in Ukraine, and “urgently” calls “for an end to the bloodshed” that started last week.

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