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Preston Market Hall to be lit blue and yellow in Ukraine solidarity

Posted on - 25th February, 2022 - 4:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News

Preston City Council has issued a statement declaring their solidarity with Ukraine.

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Leader of Preston City Council councillor Matthew Brown said: “We join towns and cities across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world in condemning the illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russia. We urge the international community to work together to dins a diplomatic solution and restore peace.

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“As an act of solidarity, Preston Market Hall and Canopy will be lit blue and yellow – the colours of the Ukrainian flag – from this evening to mark the innocent victims of conflict.

“I know I am not alone in sending my thoughts and prayers to those who are now facing this terrible crisis. The city of Preston has a long, proud history of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers into our city and communities, and we will of course work with partners to support those individuals and families who look for refuge here.

“I will continue to ask that the Government will provide the necessary resources to ensure their needs can be met.”

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