There is a very extensive movement to stop the war in the Ukraine, but as of two months into the war, in April, 2022, it is not clear if the war can be stopped.
One recalls the movements against the US war in Vietnam and later against the US war in Iraq. The movements were very strong, but the wars continued for many years with millions of casualties.
Will it be different this time?
If it is possible to reach an armistice in the war, the peace movements will have played an important role.
Unfortunately, it seems that the goal of the American empire is not to achieve an armistice, but to continue to arm Ukraine with the goal of a complete military defeat of Russia.
Perhaps the war will drag on for many years until Ukraine is reduced to a state of devastation similar to that of Vietnam, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, victims of other recent wars.
Or perhaps it will escalate into World War III . . .
For an analysis similar to the above, but with extensive detail and documentation, see the following by Professor John J. Mearsheimer: The Darkness Ahead: Where The Ukraine War Is Headed
Note added July 2023. In little over a year, we have published almost 60 articles on this subject, and the ranks of peacemakers continue to swell and reach a higher level, as indicated by our latest CPNN bulletin.
Below are articles in CPNN about this question:
Week of Global Mobilization for Peace in Ukraine
Demonstration for Peace in Ukraine Held in Budapest
The International Peace Bureau (IPB) Has Announced its Intention to Nominate Three Remarkable Organizations with a Focus on the Right to Conscientious Objection for the 2024 Nobel Peace Prize
Russia-Africa Summit Held Amid Worsening Global Security Situation
Ukraine: Saudi Arabia, UN, 40 Other Countries Hold Peace Talk In Jeddah
Russian War Opponents: The Diaspora
Lula meets the Pope, talks world peace
Putin tells Africans: Russia doesn’t reject negotiations with Ukraine
International civil society from Vienna: “We need negotiations that can strengthen the logic of Peace instead of the illogic of war.”
Austrian Censorship of Peace Conference Is An Outrage
Can Pope Francis bring peace to Ukraine?
Uk: A Win for Peace: UCU Opposes the War in Ukraine
Peace by Peaceful Means: International Summit for Peace in Ukraine
Mouvement de la Paix: Chinese Peace Plan
Chinese proposal of principles for a peace settlement of the Ukraine War and reactions around the world
Big Peace Rally in Germany: Despair and Joy
Yurii Sheliazhenko: Peace in Ukraine: Humanity Is at Stake
National March on Washington March 18 : Peace in Ukraine
Vatican: Women raise their voices for peace
France: Mouvement de la Paix for peace in Ukraine 24-25 February
UK National Demonstration: Peace Talks Now – Stop the War in Ukraine
What Do Ukrainians Want? Not an Uncompromising Battle That Puts Them in Grave Danger
Make peace, not war The Kremlin’s internal polling shows that more than half of Russians now favor negotiations with Ukraine
USA: Statement from Faith Organizations and Leaders Calling for a Christmas Truce in Ukraine
Ukraine: Message from Yurii Sheliazhenko to Mouvement de la Paix November 19
Russian mothers oppose the war
Say NO to U.S. wars! Actions took place in more than 70 areas across the US and Canada
Marching for peace in Ukraine: thousands in Rome ask for the peaceful resolution of the war
Statement of Moscow Helsinki Group
Peace Agenda for Ukraine and the World
Several Hundred Detained as Russians Protest Mobilization
Russia: Pop Diva Alla Pugacheva Comes Out Against the War
Proposal for a nuclear weapon trade-off to end the Russia/Ukraine war
Moscow TV protester plays ‘Russian roulette’ with risky comeback
Position of World’s Governments on Ukraine Considered Insane Pacifism in U.S.
The Second Level Geopolitical War in Ukraine Takes Over
A Nordic Initiative for Peace in Ukraine and Lasting World Peace
Facing severe repression, Russians are turning to antiwar graffiti
Appeal of the Clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church Calling for Reconciliation and an End to the War
More examples available of Russian opposition to the war against Ukraine
March 17: The struggle for free flow of information about the Russian war against Ukraine
Can Putin control Russian information?
Abolition 2000 Member organizations oppose Russian invasion of Ukraine
China: Academic dissent emerges on war in Ukraine but is censored
Russians are against the war on Ukraine
Ukraine: UNESCO statement following the adoption of the UN General Assembly resolution
Germany: Bodensee Peace Region: No rearmament! Practice nonviolence
How the U.S. Started a Cold War with Russia and Left Ukraine to Fight It
Russian anti-war movement takes shape on the streets – and on screens
Thousands of IT workers in Russia sign public anti-war petition
Russian teachers against the war
Lukoil, Russia’s largest private company, comes out against the war
Ukraine war: families of unhappy Russian conscripts could undermine Kremlin’s war effort
Open letter of Russian mathematicians against the war in Ukraine
Peace appeal from leading chess players of Russia to the President of the Russian Federation
Thousands of Russian cultural figures sign open letter against the war
An open letter from Russian scientists and science journalists against the war with Ukraine
USA: A Labor Statement on the Crisis in Ukraine
German petition against war in the Ukraine
Statement of Ukrainian Pacifist Movement
Statement of Peace Supporters against the Party of War in the Russian leadership
International Peace Bureau : Common Security Approaches to Resolve the Ukraine and European Crises
USA: United National AntiWar Coalition : US and NATO aggression towards Russia – danger at the Ukrainian Border
UK: Stop the War statement on the crisis over Ukraine
France : War is never the solution. Yes to a negotiated political solution.