On Sunday, I attended the very moving and humbling Vigil that was held on The Croft in Aldridge. I am also flying the Ukrainian Flag at my office in Aldridge in solidarity.
The Russian attack on Ukraine is an unprovoked and anti-democratic act of aggression and I am appalled by the conduct of Putin’s expansionist regime.
It has been impossible to see the images and hear the stories coming from across Ukraine and not feel both sadness and anger, and a desire to help and support our Friends. The UK Government continues to stand together with President Zelensky, and all Ukrainian people.
We are leading the international response to supporting Ukraine in the face of Putin’s attacks, and we do want to do more to make it easier for Ukrainians to come to the United Kingdom through the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
I will be donating to the Walsall collection point later this week. It is so important to offer our support, as I know many have done already, and I encourage any of those able to do so, to please do the same.