Lia Nici: This is a ‘terrible sad week’ for Ukraine
Grimby MP Lia Nici has issued a statement on the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces.
This morning the Prime Minister has confirmed plans to allow refugees to join immediate family members in the UK.
This comes as the government faces mounting criticism over the failure to relax visa requirements for Ukrainian nationals attempting to enter the country.
The UK has also placed multiple sanctions on Russian Oligarchs, with the European Union now following suit.
Ms Nici shared her support for Ukraine and her hope that Russia can be “stopped in it’s tracks”.
Sharing her statement to Facebook Ms Nici said:”As we all know, this is a terrible sad week. Russia have acted as we feared and have invaded peaceful country Ukraine. The UK and our allies have been supporting the democratic Ukrainian government with military training and the defence equipment to enable them to fight back. It is also heartening to see Russian citizens protesting against their leaders’ actions.
“It is also good news that the EU have now decided to follow the UK and USA in introducing sanctions against Russian individuals and businesses.
“We can only hope that working with our global allies, Russia can be stopped in its tracks.”
UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has banned British financial institutions from transactions with the Russian central bank, foreign ministry and the country’s sovereign wealth fund.
It was also announed yesterday that negotiators for Kyiv and Moscow will be arriving in Belarus for peace talks, though President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned that he does not expect the discussions to yield results.
This comes after President Putin raised Russia’s nuclear deterrence to ‘high alert’, a move which may suggest further drastic action from Russia.