Waltham Forest stands in solidarity with Ukraine


(Credit: WF Council)
(Credit: WF Council)

The town hall will be lit up in the colours of the Ukrainian flag tonight as the borough stands in solidarity following Russia’s invasion.

The UN human rights office said this morning that it has received reports of at least 100 Ukrainian civilian casualities since Russian forces entered the country yesterday.

Troops have reportedly entered the country’s capital Kyiv, while BBC-verified footage shows a missile strike hitting a residential area.

Yesterday, prime minister Boris Johnson said Russian president Putin had “chosen a path of bloodshed and destruction”, promising “overwhelming” sanctions against Russia.

Today, Waltham Forest Council confirmed the borough was standing in solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

Council leader Grace Williams said: “This week we have been horrified by the unprovoked aggression of a dictator against the people of Ukraine, the likes of which we thought had been confined to history.

“People across Waltham Forest, London and the rest of the world stand united against this unjust war.

“This evening the town hall will be lit in blue and yellow – the colours of Ukraine – in solidarity with its people.

“There are no winners in war and the human cost is felt, not by those on the battefield, but by innocent civilians.”