Buckinghamshire Council – statement on Ukraine

Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, said:

“We’re all horrified and utterly appalled by the events unfolding in Ukraine and the unlawful invasion of a peaceful European sovereign nation. It is frightening and destabilising to us all and we stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its people. The Gateway building in Aylesbury is lit tonight in blue and yellow, the colours of the Ukrainian flag, and will be flying the Ukraine flag from a number of our buildings this week, as a very clear and public sign of our support.


“We know many Buckinghamshire residents want to offer financial support too to help the people of Ukraine and the refugees being forced to flee their country. The British Red Cross and UNICEF have both launched appeals, the details of which can be found online.


“As a Council, we stand ready to offer practical support to Ukrainian citizens here and those who may arrive as a result of this terrible situation.”