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Nottingham’s Ukrainian communities gather in Old Market Square

Following the attack by Russia on Ukraine today, communities and students gathered in Nottingham as they did in many UK cities in protest.

Protesters sung their national anthem as they met at King Street in the city.

Earlier today the Prime Minster, Boris Johnson adressed the nation concerning the situation.

You can read the address here

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The Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has announced far-reaching sanctions by the UK against Russia including:

  • comprehensive sanctions covering Russian elites, companies and financial institutions announced following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine
  • Russian bank assets in UK to be frozen totally shutting off its banking system from UK finance markets
  • the UK is banning Russian state-owned and key strategic private companies from raising finance on the UK financial markets
  • more than 100 companies and oligarchs at the heart of Putin’s regime hit with sanctions today worth 100s of billions of pounds, asset freezes and travel bans
  • punitive new restrictions on trade and export controls against Russia’s hi-tech and strategic industries
  • Russia’s national airline Aeroflot banned from UK airspace
  • new restrictions to cut off wealthy Russians’ access to UK banks
  • the UK is working with allies to exclude Russia from the SWIFT financial system

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