Today marks the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Norwich Labour stands with Ukraine today and reaffirms its solidarity with the Ukrainian people.
Norwich has welcomed over 200 Ukranian refugees, with 61 local residents currently hosting Ukranian guests. Labour-run Norwich City Council has employed two Ukranian welfare officers in its community support team, and has awarded the Freedom of the City of Norwich to Lviv and Odesa – both fellow UNESCO Cities of Literature – as a gesture of solidarity. Tonight, Norwich City Hall will be lit up in yellow and blue.
Cllr Alan Waters, Labour Leader of Norwich City Council, says:
“A year on from Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the city continues to show our support to the people of Ukraine.
Norwich has welcomed those fleeing the war and we remain committed to helping those in need. The city has hosted more than 200 people through the Homes for Ukraine scheme, with generous residents opening up their homes to help with support from the council.
As we light up City Hall and raise the Ukrainian flag once more, we send a clear message of support, especially to those who have made our city their home.”