27 February 2022
The Green Party deplores the invasion of Ukraine and condemns the unprovoked aggression against a sovereign nation in the strongest terms. The party calls for immediate and stringent sanctions on Russia.
Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer said:
“It is with unspeakable sadness that we have today witnessed an unprovoked and unjustified invasion of a European country that will have a devastating impact on the lives of millions of innocent people.
“At this dark time, our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people, whose lives have been turned upside down by this dreadful act of aggression.
“The response from the UK has so far been wholly inadequate. We urge the government to immediately impose the strongest of sanctions on Russian economic interests, end once and for all the influence of Russian money in our democracy and launch an investigation into Russian interference in our elections.”
Here in Cambridge we stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. We also recognise that the abhorrent actions taken in Ukraine have been taken by the Putin regime alone, and the Russian people should not be held responsible in any way for what their oppressive and dangerous government have done.
Write to your MP. You can find their details at WriteToThem. You could urge them to push the government to apply the following sanctions:
You could also point out the clear need to facilitate people’s transit to asylum in the UK, especially for family reunion.
Find links to other ways of supporting the victims of this conflict at Global Citizen.