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The IMO Board met on March 14th to discuss how to react to the Russian aggression in Ukraine identified by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The IMO Board made three decisions (see below). A vote of the IMO Jury will now take place to support or reject these decisions (using our normal remote voting software). The IMO Jury is sovereign, and if the Jury disagrees with the Board, then the Jury's vote will have priority. The IMO Board acted under the Force Majeure clause of General Regulations.

The decisions were (i) to suspend the membership of the IMO Board of the Russian representative (ii) to suspend the IMO membership of Russia and (iii) to allow 6 students from Russia to compete remotely in IMO2022 as private individuals (eligible for certificates, prizes and medals) without national flags or symbols.

These decisions were supported by the IMO Ethics Committee. A more detailed explanation of the reasons for these decisions has been sent to IMO Jury members.

The results of the vote are here.

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