Window for Diplomacy has closed

In a letter to the Foreign Secretary this evening, the AUGB has called on the UK to apply immediate sanctions against the Kremlin’s after it recognised the self-proclaimed separatist ‘Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics’ as ‘independent states’. 

“The window for diplomacy has closed…”.  

The effective annexation of these Ukrainian lands will allow Russia to openly advance its troops still further into Ukraine. Putin “has no intention of stopping his attempt to recreate the Soviet Union…”.   

“The scope for prolonged military threats and potential further aggression is very real and the consequent humanitarian disaster would be unimaginable. History shows us that Russia’s invading forces will have no regard to the safety and human rights of the civilian population, that the death toll will be significant and that war crimes will be committed. 

“We believe that it is time for the UK Government and its NATO partners to act without further delay, as Russia is intensifying its war against Ukraine now. We therefore fully support Ukraine’s Foreign Secretary Dmytro Kuleba who has called for immediate sanctions, including to:

The full text of the letter is here.