Statement from South Tyneside Green Party on Ukraine

South Tyneside Green Party

2nd March 2022

Save the Green Space/Play Park at Holborn Riverside Campaign Group

The Green Party of England and Wales deplores the invasion of Ukraine and condemns the unprovoked aggression against a sovereign nation in the strongest terms. The party calls for immediate and stringent sanctions on Russia.

It is with unspeakable sadness that we have witnessed yet another unprovoked and unjustified invasion of a country that will have a devastating impact on the lives of millions of innocent people.

At this dark time, our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people, whose lives have been turned upside down by this dreadful act of aggression.

South Tyneside Green Party makes clear that we support the following calls from Green Party of England and Wales:

  • There is a clear need to facilitate people’s transit to asylum in the UK, especially for family reunion
  • There has been a complete failure to tackle Russian interference in the UK’s political process, as evidenced in the Russia Report – especially as it constitutes a risk to national security that has been ignored for too long
  • It is important to recognise that the abhorrent actions taken in Ukraine have been taken by the Putin regime alone, and the Russian people should not be held responsible in any way for what their oppressive and dangerous government have done

    South Tyneside Green Party members also extend their support to those in our region who are directly affected by the current conflict, from those who have chosen to make the North East their home to those with family and friends in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with all of you.

    Deeds not words.

    We know and are proud of the kind and generous spirit of the people of South Tyneside. We understand that the current cost of living crisis makes it difficult for so many to support calls for donations but, if you are in a position to help out, please consider doing so.

    Goldfinch Estate Agents in Fowler Street have announced that they will be a drop off point for donations. Here is the information from them:

    A ‘humanitarian aid for Ukraine’ collection point is running in conjunction with the North East Updates Group and the Polish Centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

    Items which are desperately needed are:
    Camping mats
    Sleeping bags
    Protein bars / energy bars
    Painkillers such as ibuprofen
    Anti-flu medicine such as lemsips
    Wound dressing materials
    First aid kit
    Warm blankets
    Thermals/base layers
    Hot water bottles
    Insulated flasks
    Baby food
    Nappies
    Sanitary products
    Power banks for charging phones
    Large and medium size backpacks
    Mens socks

    Note: The collection point already has sufficient supply of clothing at this stage. Please do not donate clothing at this time.

    If you have any of these items spare we will happily take them in at our office on Fowler Street & ensure safe delivery of them to Benton for you.

    132-134 Fowler Street, South Shields NE33 1PZ ~ or happy to collect if you have no means to drop off. Please call us on 01914274959.

    Goldfinch Estate Agents

    Fowler Street

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