Brent Councillors agreed a cross-party statement condemning the Russian Federation’s incursion into sovereign Ukrainian territory in violation of international law at a Full Council meeting this evening (24 Feb).
The statement, which can be read in full here, condemns Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of the independent nation of Ukraine and sends solidarity to those currently suffering unimaginable anguish and horror at the attack against their country.
Mayor of Brent, Lia Colacicco, said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the brave people of Ukraine, those killed or injured during the violence and their families during this incredibly difficult time.
“Putin’s attack is a grave violation of international law and we demand he pulls back his forces to avoid any further avoidable death or destruction.
“This needless act of aggression will not be tolerated. We demand the UK government impose the harshest possible sanctions to undermine the power of Russia and to try and bring peace to Europe once more.”