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The Labour Party stands with Ukraine

The Labour Party stands with the people of Ukraine against the military invasion being carried out by the Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin

📖 Read Keir Starmer’s statement on the Ukraine invasion below

Our thoughts and solidarity are with the Ukrainian people.

I know that people in the United Kingdom are feeling frightened and uncertain.

I know that Ukrainians will be worrying for friends and family back home.

Labour’s position is clear:​

  • We must urgently reinforce and reassure our NATO allies in Eastern Europe

  • Our support for NATO and our obligation to provide collective defence to our allies, as set out under Article 5 of the NATO treaty, is unshakeable

  • The hardest possible sanctions must be taken against Vladimir Putin’s regime: it’s finances frozen and its ability to function crippled.

  • We must ban trade in Russian sovereign debt.

  • And there are changes we must make in Britain. For too long our country has been a safe-haven for Putin-linked money. That is why Labour is calling on Boris Johnson to crack open the shell-companies in which this money is hidden.

Putin seeks division. That’s why we must stand united.

Alongside Labour’s Shadow Cabinet, I have met with our allies in NATO to discuss the urgent situation in Ukraine and I will continue to do so. We know that Putin hopes for inaction, so we will continue to take a stand. Now is the time to prove that good will always prevail.

📺 Watch Keir Starmer’s statement here in full


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