Russian invasion of Ukraine – Mayoral statement

The Mayor of Liverpool has responded to today’s news that Russian military forces have been deployed in the sovereign nation of Ukraine.

Mayor Joanne Anderson has said the west must now strain every sinew to convince President Putin that “there are no winners in war” and vowed “to do all that we can to support” Ukranians who have made Liverpool their home.

She has also instructed Liverpool Town Hall to fly the national flag of Ukraine as a symbolic gesture of solidarity.

In her full statement, Mayor Joanne said: “This morning’s news that Russia has invaded Ukraine is deeply disturbing.

“This is a very dark day which could easily become a defining one of the 21st century.

“I hope and pray all Western nations remain calm, clear and resolute in their support of Ukraine and its people.

“For all the Ukrainians who have made Liverpool their home, this is a deeply troubling time, we will do what we can to support you.

“There are no winners in war. We must now strain every sinew to convince President Putin of that fact.”

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