Monday 27 May 2024
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Castle lit in Ukraine colours as Nottingham stands with the city

The situation in Ukraine continues to be devastating as more regions in this sovereign nation are being targeted by Russian troops.

Increasing numbers of civilians are being caught up in the invasion and witnessing their home towns and cities being destroyed and lives of loved ones lost.

Cllr David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council said:

‘The UK’s response towards refugees has at times felt frustratingly slow.

‘Locally and nationally, people are asking for more to be done to support the Ukrainian people, including relaxing the UK entry visa rules.

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‘My colleague Councillor Neghat Khan wrote to the Home Secretary last week to ensure that she understood the strength of feeling here in Nottingham.

‘I’m glad to see that by the end of this week the Government appears to be making some progress with this issue and we await to hear more next week about how the UK will help.

‘An emergency fund-raising appeal has been set up to support Ukrainian people and donations can be made here www.dec.org.uk.

‘The UK Government will match pound-for-pound up to £20 million donated by the public to this appeal.

‘We have been lighting up the Council House, Wollaton Hall and the Castle to show our solidarity with the Ukrainian people.’

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