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Statement on Ukraine

Hand holding yellow heart and flowers, on blue background with , with text "We stand with Ukraine"

Stroud Town Council stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and condemns the Russian invasion of their country. We call on the UK government to put in place stringent and effective sanctions against the Russian state.

We call on the UK government to open our borders and waive visa requirements for Ukrainian refugees seeking sanctuary, making it safe and legal for them to travel to this country. Stroud has a strong history of welcoming refugees and we believe that Ukrainians fleeing the war in their country would find a warm welcome in our town.

This crisis has highlighted serious issues with UK policy on refugees, so we call for an urgent review of the Nationality and Borders Bill and current Home Office policy, which prohibit the protection of those forced to flee for their lives.

Posted: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 10:32 by Helen Bojaniwska

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