Ukrainians all over the world are deeply shocked that President Putin has unleashed the forces of war against Ukraine.
We call on all Ukraine’s friends to take the strongest immediate action.
Now is the time to isolate Russia completely - diplomatically, culturally, and in sport on an international scale, and block all Russian access to financial and economic markets and cut off the funding that allows Putin to act with impunity. The maximum sanctions packages promised must now be introduced without delay.
Ukraine must be given full military and economic support immediately.
We are witnessing a crime against Ukraine, against peace in the whole of Europe and against democracy. A pariah state has commenced a destructive war in which thousands will die and millions will suffer. We will feel the effects of Putin’s actions here in the United Kingdom and across the globe.
The reaction of the United Nations and governments across the world needs to be united not only to condemn the invasion of Ukraine but also with decisive action to protect Ukraine and the international order.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
London, 24 February 2022
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