Cirencester shows support for Ukraine in light of Russian invasion

Cirencester has shown its solidarity with Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion of the country.

A candlelit vigil for the Eastern European nation, which has a population of 44.9 million, was held in the town’s Market Place on the evening of March 4.

The same day, Cirencester’s mayor, Claire Bloomer, made a statement in support of Ukraine and its people.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine and residents of Cirencester who have Ukrainian friends and family,” she said.

“On behalf of Cirencester, we stand together with the people of Ukraine against this unjustifiable war, calling on the people of Russia to stand up for peace and send out a clear message that the war is not in their name.

“This is an awful atrocity which is affecting so many lives and must stop immediately.”

Councillor Bloomer’s statement also suggested ways that local residents could offer support for Ukraine.

These included making a donation to the British Red Cross’ DEC Ukraine Appeal.

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