Tower Hamlets stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and condemns Russia's invasion of the independent nation of Ukraine, in violation of international law.
An open letter has been signed by all the political groups in Tower Hamlets outlining support for and solidarity with Ukraine, alongside an announcement of support made by the Mayor at full Council (Wednesday 2 March).
Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, has announced that Tower Hamlets stands ready to offer what support it can for the Ukrainian people affected by this senseless invasion. As a borough we have been moved by reports of individual and collective acts of bravery, in defence of Ukraine’s freedom and democracy, basic human rights.
We have a long and proud history of diversity in Tower Hamlets, and know our residents, including Ukrainian and Russian citizens, feel strongly about the situation and will want to support and help those affected.
John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “The Ukrainian people continue to show incredible courage, dignity and resilience in the face of Putin’s invasion.
“Here in Tower Hamlets, we are proud to stand alongside the Ukrainian people in solidarity, and we will offer what support we can during these dark weeks and months.”
The council is not collecting donations directly, but we have compiled a list of organisations and appeals that residents might consider supporting:
We will update this page as the situation develops.
Posted on Thursday 3rd March 2022